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Clin Infect Dis. 2007 May 15;44(10):e85-7. Epub 2007 Apr 4.

Haemophilus ducreyi causing chronic skin ulceration in children visiting Samoa.

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Department of Microbiology, LabPlus, Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.

Abstract

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.

PMID:
17443459
DOI:
10.1086/515404
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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