Misdiagnosis of Chancroid


About misdiagnosis: When checking for a misdiagnosis of Chancroid or confirming a diagnosis of Chancroid, it is useful to consider what other medical conditions might be possible misdiagnoses or other alternative conditions relevant to diagnosis. These alternate diagnoses of Chancroid may already have been considered by your doctor or may need to be considered as possible alternative diagnoses or candidates for misdiagnosis of Chancroid. For a general overview of misdiagnosis issues for all diseases, see Overview of Misdiagnosis.

Alternative diagnoses list for Chancroid: For a diagnosis of Chancroid, the following list of conditions have been mentioned in sources as possible alternative diagnoses to consider during the diagnostic process for Chancroid:

Discussion of diagnosis/misdiagnosis of Chancroid: Chancroid lesions may be difficult to distinguish from ulcers caused by genital herpes or syphilis. A physician must therefore diagnose the infection by excluding other diseases with similar symptoms.1

Misdiagnosis cases for Chancroid: No cases available yet.

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

Last revision: May 26, 2003

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