What causes chancroid?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Joseph Adrian L Buensalido, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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Chancroid is an STD that results from direct contact with H ducreyi from infected lesions. Risk factors include residing in an endemic area, lower socioeconomic status, prostitution (especially among commercial sex workers), and drug abuse. The incidence of chancroid in circumcised males is lower than that in uncircumcised males, suggesting circumcised men are at lower risk for this disease. [41]


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