Basic Summary for Chancroid


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Main name of condition: Chancroid
Other names or spellings: Haemophilus ducreyi, soft chancre


What is Chancroid?
  Brief description of Chancroid: Rare sexual disease causing genital ulcers and other symptoms.
  Parent types of Chancroid: Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Male sexual conditions, Vagina conditions
  Organs Affected by Chancroid: genitals, vagina, penis
How many people get Chancroid?
  Incidence (annual) of Chancroid: 143 annual cases notified in USA 1999 (MMWR 1999); rare in the USA but with occasional outbreaks.
  Incidence Rate of Chancroid: approx 1 in 1,902,100 or 0.00% or 143 people in USA [about data]
How serious is Chancroid?
  Complications of Chancroid: see complications of Chancroid
What causes Chancroid?
  Class of Condition for Chancroid: bacterial
  Risk factors for Chancroid: see risk factors for Chancroid
What are the symptoms of Chancroid?
  Incubation period for Chancroid: These symptoms occur within a week after exposure.1
  Symptoms of Chancroid: see symptoms of Chancroid
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Chancroid: see treatments for Chancroid
Society issues for Chancroid
  Hospitalization statistics for Chancroid: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Chancroid:
  • 0% (4) of hospital consultant episodes were for chancroid in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for chancroid required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for chancroid were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for chancroid were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for chancroid required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5.5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for chancroid in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for chancroid in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 26 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for chancroid in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 75% of hospital consultant episodes for chancroid occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for chancroid occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for chancroid were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (11) of hospital bed days were for chancroid in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from Other Important STDS, NIAID Fact Sheet: NIAID

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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