A bacterial infection. While similar in appearance to syphilis it is important to make a distinction as they are treated differently.
Chancroid is normally passed on through sexual contact.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms is a painful genital ulcer. Usually the ulcer is solitary but certain cases may have more than one. It can appear anywhere over the genital region. This differs from Syphillis which is typically painless.
Chancroid is easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. Once given the symptoms should subside within a week.
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