Etiology of genital ulcerations in Swaziland

Sex Transm Dis. Jan-Mar 1983;10(1):33-5. doi: 10.1097/00007435-198301000-00007.

Abstract

The etiology of genital ulcer disease was determined among 155 consecutive new cases in Mbabane, Swaziland. In contrast to genital ulcerations in industrialized countries, chancroid was the most common diagnosis (44% of cases), as established on clinical grounds and by exclusion of other etiologies. Primary syphilis and genital herpes accounted for only 17% and 12% of the cases, respectively. Lymphogranuloma venereum was found in 13% of the patients, and in 15% of cases no diagnosis was made.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chancroid / complications
  • Eswatini
  • Female
  • Genital Diseases, Female / drug therapy
  • Genital Diseases, Female / epidemiology
  • Genital Diseases, Female / etiology*
  • Genital Diseases, Male / drug therapy
  • Genital Diseases, Male / epidemiology
  • Genital Diseases, Male / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Lymphogranuloma Venereum / complications
  • Male
  • Sulfamethizole / therapeutic use
  • Syphilis / complications
  • Trimethoprim / therapeutic use
  • Ulcer / drug therapy
  • Ulcer / etiology

Substances

  • Sulfamethizole
  • Trimethoprim