Journal Article

<i>Haemophilus ducreyi</i> Causing Chronic Skin Ulceration in Children Visiting Samoa

James E. Ussher, Elizabeth Wilson, Silvana Campanella, Susan L. Taylor and Sally A. Roberts

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 44, issue 10, pages e85-e87
Published in print May 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online May 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/515404
Haemophilus ducreyi Causing Chronic Skin Ulceration in Children Visiting Samoa

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Chancroid is a sexually transmitted infection associated with genital ulceration and lymphadenopathy caused by Haemophilus ducreyi. Localized skin infections, in the absence of genital lesions, have not been previously reported. We report 3 cases of lower limb ulceration in children caused by H. ducreyi and postulate that H. ducreyi may be a previously unrecognized cause of chronic skin ulceration.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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