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SYMPTOMS The ulcer begins as a painless erosion or papule that ulcerates superficially. It generally occurs alone. It has a scooped-out appearance due to level or sloping edges that are adherent, and a shining red or raw floor. The ulcer heals without leaving a scar. It may appear at almost any site including the mouth, penis, urethra, hand, toe, eyelid, conjunctiva, vagina, or cervix. SYN: SEE: hard chancre; SEE: hunterian chancre; SEE: true chancre
During the chancre stage, syphilis is highly contagious. The chancre contains many spirochetes.
Venes, Donald, editor. "Chancre." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748783/all/chancrous.
Chancre. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748783/all/chancrous. Accessed July 22, 2019.
Chancre. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748783/all/chancrous
Chancre [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 22]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/748783/all/chancrous.
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