What is the goal of therapy for chancroid?

Updated: Aug 05, 2019
  • Author: Joseph Adrian L Buensalido, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The goal of therapy is the eradication of the organism and improvement of the patient's symptoms. In addition, prevention of transmission to other individuals is imperative. Circumcision has been shown to reduce incidence of chancroid in men. [33] Considerations for medical treatment include pregnancy, HIV status, and compliance. Medication to cover multiple STDs should be instituted. The syndromic management of genital ulcer disease (GUD) is being used as a principle in the treatment of chancroid in the tropics, and the medications recommended are very effective. [51]

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