What is Chanchroid?
Chanchroid is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the bacterium called Haemophilus. It causes open sores around the genitals and also causes ulceration of the lymph nodes in the groin.
The infection begins with the appearance of painful open sores an the genitals and swollen lymph nodes in the groin.
Women often have less noticeable symptoms and can be limited to painful urination or defecation, painful intercourse or vaginal release.These symptoms appear within a week after exposure.
The commom locations for chanchroid sores in men are the penis and scortum. In women, the common locations are labia majora, labia minora and inner thighs. Its incubation period falls between 3-7 days.
Long Term Effect Of Chanchroid
If it is treated, it is curable. If all medicines are taken as prescribed by your doctor, chancroid sores may cure without significant scarring. Chancroid conditions that have not been treated can lead to permanent scarring of the human genitals and serious complications and infections in women.
You are also at risk for all other STDs if you are diagnosed with chancroid, so you should also be tested for them. In addition, HIV-positive people tend to cure chancride more slowly.
Diagnosing Of Chanchroid
Samples of fluid that drains from sore can be taken for the diagnosis of the condition. The samples are forwarded for analysis to a laboratory. Blood testing currently makes chancroid diagnosis not possible. The lymph nodes in your neck for swelling and pain can also be examined by your doctor.
Mode Of Transmission Of Chanchroid
i) Having unprotected sex.
ii) Wearing contaminated fomites.
iii) Skin-to-skin contact with an infected person.
Symptoms Of Chanchroid
i) Presence of painful ulcer on and around the genitals.
ii) Draining of grey or yellowish pus from the ulcers.
iii) Swelling in the groin may occur.
iv) Bleeding from the ulcers.
v) Painful urination.
vi) Vaginal discharge.