A venereal disease caused by a hemophilic
bacterium (Hemophilus ducreyi) and
characterized by chancres unlike those of
syphilis in lacking firm indurated margins--
called also soft chancre.
A contagious inflammation of the genital
mucous membrane caused by gonococcus. Also
called the clap.
Presenting no symptoms of disease.
Any of a genus (Chlamydia, family
Chlamydiaceae) of spherical gram-negative
intracellular bacteria; especially one (C.
trachomatis) that causes or is associated with
various diseases of the eye andurogenital
tract including trachoma, lymphogranuloma
venereum, cervicitis, and some forms of
A chronic contagious usually venereal and
often congenital disease caused by a
spirochete (Treponema pallidum), which
if left untreated can produce chancres,
rashes, and systemic lesions.
A branch of medical science that deals with
the incidence, distribution, and control of
disease in a population.
A human sexually transmitted disease occurring
especially as vaginitis with a
persistent discharge and caused by a
vaginalis) that may also invade the male
urethra and bladder.
Any of several inflammatory diseases of the
skin caused by herpes viruses clusters of
vesicles; especially Herpes Simplex.