The main purpose of this guideline is to offer recommendations on the diagnosis, treatment and health promotion principles for the effective management of chancroid. It is aimed primarily to assist in the management of people aged 16 years and older presenting to services offering Level 3 care in sexually transmitted infection (STI) management within the UK. However, the principles of the recommendations could be adopted at all levels.
New information in this guideline since the 2007 edition:
Latest data from GUM clinics reports in England [HPA 2013]
Chancroid is disappearing even from countries where Haemophilus ducreyi was once endemic. In some areas it may have disappeared already. Herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) is now the most common cause of genital ulceration in all countries.
There have been no recent developments in the field of management.
O’Farrell, N.; Lazaro, N. UK National Guideline for the management of chancroid 2014. International Journal of STD and AIDS (2014) 25 (14) 975-983. [DOI: 10.1177/0956462414542988]