The Chancroid infection is caused by the Haemophilus Ducreyi bacteria, which affects the tissue and leads to the growth of an open sore in the reproductive area. This is also known as an ulcer. It is also a contagious infection. The symptoms include red bumps, bleeding ulcers, swollen lymph nodes and swelling in the groin region.
HOW IS CHANCROID DIAGNOSED?
The general surgeon or physician will usually extract a sample of the fluid present in the sores which will be studied in a lab test along with urine samples. The lymph nodes will also be examined to check for any pain and swelling.
HOW IS CHANCROID TREATED?
The condition can be easily treated with antibiotics however; both the active sexual partners should be treated at the same time for the treatment to be effective.