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Epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi Infections.

González-Beiras C, Marks M, Chen CY, Roberts S, Mitjà O - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2016)

Bottom Line: The global epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi infections is poorly documented because of difficulties in confirming microbiological diagnoses.After 2000, the proportion ranged from 0.0% to 15.0% (14 studies in 13 countries).In contrast, H. ducreyi has been recently identified as a causative agent of skin ulcers in children in the tropical regions; proportions ranged from 9.0% to 60.0% (6 studies in 4 countries).

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ABSTRACT
The global epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi infections is poorly documented because of difficulties in confirming microbiological diagnoses. We evaluated published data on the proportion of genital and nongenital skin ulcers caused by H. ducreyi before and after introduction of syndromic management for genital ulcer disease (GUD). Before 2000, the proportion of GUD caused by H. ducreyi ranged from 0.0% to 69.0% (35 studies in 25 countries). After 2000, the proportion ranged from 0.0% to 15.0% (14 studies in 13 countries). In contrast, H. ducreyi has been recently identified as a causative agent of skin ulcers in children in the tropical regions; proportions ranged from 9.0% to 60.0% (6 studies in 4 countries). We conclude that, although there has been a sustained reduction in the proportion of GUD caused by H. ducreyi, this bacterium is increasingly recognized as a major cause of nongenital cutaneous ulcers.

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Trend of proportion of genital ulcers caused by infections with Haemophilus ducreyi, 1979–2010.
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Figure 3: Trend of proportion of genital ulcers caused by infections with Haemophilus ducreyi, 1979–2010.

Mentions: Of 49 studies on chancroid analyzed, 35 were published during 1980–1999 (Table 1) and 14 during 2000–2014 (Table 2). In general, data showed a clear decrease in the proportion of chancroid during 1980–2014 in all areas analyzed (Figure 3).


Epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi Infections.

González-Beiras C, Marks M, Chen CY, Roberts S, Mitjà O - Emerging Infect. Dis. (2016)

Trend of proportion of genital ulcers caused by infections with Haemophilus ducreyi, 1979–2010.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Figure 3: Trend of proportion of genital ulcers caused by infections with Haemophilus ducreyi, 1979–2010.
Mentions: Of 49 studies on chancroid analyzed, 35 were published during 1980–1999 (Table 1) and 14 during 2000–2014 (Table 2). In general, data showed a clear decrease in the proportion of chancroid during 1980–2014 in all areas analyzed (Figure 3).

Bottom Line: The global epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi infections is poorly documented because of difficulties in confirming microbiological diagnoses.After 2000, the proportion ranged from 0.0% to 15.0% (14 studies in 13 countries).In contrast, H. ducreyi has been recently identified as a causative agent of skin ulcers in children in the tropical regions; proportions ranged from 9.0% to 60.0% (6 studies in 4 countries).

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT
The global epidemiology of Haemophilus ducreyi infections is poorly documented because of difficulties in confirming microbiological diagnoses. We evaluated published data on the proportion of genital and nongenital skin ulcers caused by H. ducreyi before and after introduction of syndromic management for genital ulcer disease (GUD). Before 2000, the proportion of GUD caused by H. ducreyi ranged from 0.0% to 69.0% (35 studies in 25 countries). After 2000, the proportion ranged from 0.0% to 15.0% (14 studies in 13 countries). In contrast, H. ducreyi has been recently identified as a causative agent of skin ulcers in children in the tropical regions; proportions ranged from 9.0% to 60.0% (6 studies in 4 countries). We conclude that, although there has been a sustained reduction in the proportion of GUD caused by H. ducreyi, this bacterium is increasingly recognized as a major cause of nongenital cutaneous ulcers.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus