Cutaneous chancroid in a visitor from Vanuatu

McBride, William J H, Hannah, Rory C S, Le Cornec, Genevera M, and Bletchly, Cheryl (2008) Cutaneous chancroid in a visitor from Vanuatu. Australasian Journal of Dermatology, 49 (2). pp. 98-99.

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Abstract

A 23-year-old woman from Vanuatu presented to an Australian hospital with a 3-week history of a non-healing ulcer on the lower leg. A swab was submitted for a multiplex polymerase chain reaction designed to investigate genital ulcerative conditions. Haemophilus ducreyi was detected and the gene product was subsequently sequenced, confirming the diagnosis of cutaneous chancroid. The lesion responded to intramuscular benzathine penicillin. This report adds further evidence that cutaneous chancroid should be considered in the evaluation of skin ulcers in the south Pacific.

Item ID: 9231
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: benzathine penicillin; Haemophilus ducreyi; polymerase chain reaction
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ISSN: 1440-0960
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2010 05:30
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110801 Medical Bacteriology @ 50%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1103 Clinical Sciences > 110304 Dermatology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920117 Skin and Related Disorders @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9201 Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) > 920109 Infectious Diseases @ 50%
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