Chancroid is a bacterial infection that can appear similar to Syphilis.


What is it?

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.


Chancroid is easily treated with a short course of antibiotics. Once given the symptoms should subside within a week.

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