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Br J Vener Dis. 1981 Dec;57(6):378-81.

Genital ulcers in Kenya. Clinical and laboratory study.

Abstract

Of 97 patients with genital ulcers attending a special treatment clinic in Nairobi, Kenya, 60 harboured Haemophilus ducreyi, four herpes simplex virus, and five Neisseria gonorrhoeae. Eleven patients had serological evidence of syphilis; of these one case was confirmed by darkfield microscopy. In the remaining cases no aetiological agent was identified. An enriched chocolate agar with vancomycin and serum was a useful medium for primary isolation of H ducreyi. Tetracycline was generally ineffective in the treatment of ulcers, but sulfadimidine was successful in almost 80% of cases.

PMID:
6799142
PMCID:
PMC1045979
DOI:
10.1136/sti.57.6.378
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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