Haemophilus ducreyi


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Haemophilus ducreyi

[hē¦mäf·ə·ləs dü′krā‚ī]
(microbiology)
A bacterial pathogen that causes the sexually transmitted disease soft chancre, or chancroid.
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Reports suggest that Haemophilus ducreyi, the causative organism of chancroid, a sexually transmitted infection, may be associated with nonsexual transmission of nongenital ulcers of the skin in persons from the Pacific region (4,5).
A More complete STI testing panel may have the following composition: Chlamydia trachomatis; Neisseria gonorrhea; TV; Treponema pallidum (syphilis); Herpes simplex 1; Herpes simplex LI; Mycoplasma hominis; Mycoplasma genitalium; Ureaplasma urealyticum; and Haemophilus ducreyi.
Chancroid, caused by Haemophilus ducreyi, is a co-factor for HIV transmission.
The STD panel tests for Atopobium vaginae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Haemophilus ducreyi, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, Trichomonas vaginalis and Ureaplasma urealyticum.
Periplasmic copper-zinc superoxide dismutase protects Haemophilus ducreyi from exogenous superoxide.
The peptide deformylase inhibitors have shown in vitro activity against Chiamydia species, gonococci, spirochetes, and Haemophilus ducreyi.
Chancroid ("shan-kroid")is an important bacterial infection caused by Haemophilus ducreyi, which is spread by sexual contact.
The genital ulcers caused by Haemophilus ducreyi are a significant problem in Africa and other developing parts of the world where HIV is epidemic.
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