Genome Announc 2016 Jul 7;4(4). Epub 2016 Jul 7.
Laboratory Reference and Research Branch, Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention, NCHHSTP, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
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PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2016 Dec 27;10(12):e0005259. Epub 2016 Dec 27.
Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America.
Background: Haemophilus ducreyi has emerged as a major cause of cutaneous ulcers (CU) in yaws-endemic regions of the tropics in the South Pacific, South East Asia and Africa. H. ducreyi was once thought only to cause the genital ulcer (GU) disease chancroid; GU strains belong to 2 distinct classes, class I and class II. Read More
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2015 6;9(7):e0003918. Epub 2015 Jul 6.
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America; Department of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America; Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America; The Center for Immunobiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana, United States of America.
Background: Although cutaneous ulcers (CU) in the tropics is frequently attributed to Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue, the causative agent of yaws, Haemophilus ducreyi has emerged as a major cause of CU in yaws-endemic regions of the South Pacific islands and Africa. H. ducreyi is generally susceptible to macrolides, but CU strains persist after mass drug administration of azithromycin for yaws or trachoma. Read More
Curr Opin Infect Dis 2016 Feb;29(1):52-7
aCentre for Infectious Diseases and Microbiology bMarie Bashir Institute for Infectious Diseases and Biosecurity, Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney, Sydney cWestern Sydney Sexual Health Centre, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia dBarcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Purpose Of Review: This article provides an overview of the biology, epidemiology, clinical features, diagnostic tests, and treatment of Haemophilus ducreyi infection, with special reference to the decline of chancroid and the recent emergence of H. ducreyi as a pathogen responsible for chronic limb ulceration clinically similar to yaws.
Recent Findings: Chancroid has declined in importance as a sexually transmitted infection in most countries where it was previously endemic. Read More
Emerg Infect Dis 2018 Apr;24(4):786-789
Haemophilus ducreyi, which causes chancroid, has emerged as a cause of pediatric skin disease. Isolation of H. ducreyi in low-income settings is challenging, limiting phylogenetic investigation. Read More