Published in AIDS Weekly, December 23rd, 2002
"Haemophilus ducreyi is the etiologic agent of chancroid, a sexually transmitted disease that increases the rate of transmission of human immunodeficiency virus. Chancroid ulcerations are difficult to distinguish from those produced by syphilis and herpes. Diagnosis based solely on clinical grounds is inaccurate, and culture is insensitive," stated K. Patterson and colleagues. "Highly sensitive PCR has largely superseded culture as the preferred method of laboratory diagnosis;...
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