What are atypical presentations of chancroid lesions?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Joseph Adrian L Buensalido, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Chancroid lesions may not manifest as the usual tender nonindurated ulcers. Some other manifestations of chancroid have been observed, as follows:

  • Transient chancroid produces an ulcer that rapidly resolves in 4-6 days, followed 10-20 days later by a suppurative lymphadenitis.
  • Dwarf chancroid manifests as one or several herpeslike ulcerations, with or without inguinal lymphadenopathy.
  • Follicular chancroid produces ulcerations of the pilar apparatus in hair-bearing areas.
  • Giant chancroid consists of multiple small ulcerations, which coalesce to form a single large lesion.

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