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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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Secondary syphilis develops 6 weeks after chancre emergence and is characterized by constitutional symptoms, skin lesions, mucosal lesions and systemic involvement.
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 study of 689 HIV-positive men attending two big Phoenix-area HIV clinics found that provider counseling consisting of chancre photos, sexual risk assessment, and counseling on the impact of syphilis encouraged men to look for sores more often in oral and rectal areas.
But if you look at the numbers, they are hardly those of a chancre who got lucky and was then found out.
Differential diagnoses include pyoderma, herpetic whitlow, cowpox, pseudocowpox (milker's nodule), cat-scratch disease, anthrax, tularemia, pri-mary inoculation tuberculosis, atypical mycobacteriosis, syphilitic chancre, sporotrichosis, keratoancanthoma, and pyogenic granuloma (5).
Jean-Gilles Malliarakis (l'Action Nationaliste) conspue <<les crimes de l'Epuration>> et glorifie la Collaboration, Francois Brigneau (Minute) s'enthousiasme quant au reveil du fascisme, Duprat (representant de Defense de l'Occident) fait l'apologie de la dictature des colonels en Grece au nom du combat contre <<le chancre rouge>>, Jean-Francois Galvaire s'ecrie qu'il faut <<faire les comptes et peut etre dresser des poteaux d'execution.
The primary stage is characterized by the appearance of a painless sore, the chancre, and the secondary stage is often marked by a maculopapular rash involving the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet, mucocutaneuous lesions, and lymphadenopathy.
The chancre forms at the site of the treponeme inoculation and is usually a single lesion, although multiple lesions have been reported to occur at the same time (4).
3,4) Approximately 5-15 days post-infection, a trypanosomal chancre, caused by the accumulation of trypanosomes in the connective tissue, may form at the site of the tsetse fly bite.
The chancre characteristic of primary syphilis begins as a papule and then erodes.
Clinically, the lesions generally start as a chancre at the trauma site, and these lesions may be associated with iymphadenopathy and lymphangitis.
To conclude, she claims, "I think this name is freighted, a curse out of Hawthorne, a chancre, a festering, a ganglion grown inside the fault lines of self-justification, a seventeenth-century snarl that twists in the switchwork of our genes and erupted as my brother's suffering.