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MCQs in Tropical Medicine

Rob Skelly DTM+H FRCP

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Answer 97 - Genital ulcers

Genital ulcers:
True a. may be due to herpes simplex virus
True b. are associated with an increased incidence of HIV
True c. if painful and associated with lymphadenopathy, are likely to be due to chancroid

False d are found in gonorrhoea
True e. if well-defined and beefy red, are likely to be due to granuloma inguinale

Table 97

Causes of genital ulcers
sexually transmitted infections not sexually transmitted
herpes simplex
granuloma inguinale
lymphogranuloma venereum
Behcet's disease (also mouth lesions)
Pemphigus (also mouth and skin lesions)
Stevens-Johnson syndrome (also mouth and skin lesions)

Copyright: Rob Skelly 2006