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chancre:

see syphilissyphilis
, contagious sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum (described by Fritz Schaudinn and Erich Hoffmann in 1905). Syphilis was not widely recognized until an epidemic in Europe at the end of the 15th cent.
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chancre

[′shaŋ·kər]
(medicine)
A lesion or ulcer at the site of primary inoculation by an infecting organism.
The initial lesion of syphilis.

chancre

Pathol a small hard nodular growth, which is the first diagnostic sign of acquired syphilis
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Tuberculosis Chancre. The direct inoculations of Mtb in the skin from the traumatic injuries or surgical procedures performed with unsterilized materials and even after tattoos or body piercing lead to acquired tuberculosis chancre.
The next clinical change is the regional lymphadenopathy that accompanies the chancre within 7 to 10 days of the onset.
Lymphadenopathies were observed in his right and left cervical lymph nodes and presence of maculopapular rashes over his palms and soles together with chancre on his penis.
A refrigerator that 1 can chancre the temperature of from my car?
For this patient, lack of history of primary chancre, absence of cardiovascular and neurologic complications in the chronic stage of the infection, absence of history of any sexual activity, and socioeconomic background are suggestive of the nonvenereal subspecies.
a physical as well as moral chancre, untreatable, gasping for breath where it had collapsed.
Secondary syphilis begins two to eight weeks after the appearance of the chancre of primary syphilis with diverse cutaneous manifestations including generalised macular, papular, pustular, or vesicular lesions; condyloma lata; or pigmentary changes.
You will probably have a lump (chancre) somewhere on your body.
Another symptom of the disease can be the appearance of a chancre at the site of the bite, a bit like a veld sore.
(39) This chancre heals without treatment after another 3 to 6 weeks.
In primary syphilis, an ulcer (chancre) may be present, but is generally painless, and often goes unnoted.
But if you look at the numbers, they are hardly those of a chancre who got lucky and was then found out.