A genital ulcer is located on the genital area, usually caused by sexually transmitted diseases such as genital herpessyphilis or chancroid. Some other signs of having genital ulcers include enlarged lymph nodes in the groin area, or vesicular lesions, which are small, elevated sores or blisters. The syndrome may be further classified into penile ulceration and vulval ulceration for males and females respectively.
Genital ulcers are not strictly a sign of an STD. They can occur in patients with Behcet's syndromelupusand some forms of rheumatoid arthritis all non-communicable diseases. Genital tuberculosisoften caused by direct genital contact with infected sputum, can also present as genital ulcer.
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V. Causes: Non-Sexually Transmitted Disease Genital Ulcers. Fixed Drug Eruption. Pruritic lesion or burning pain.
Fungal infection (e.g. Candida infection). Genital, anal, or perianal lesions can also be associated with infectious as well as noninfectious conditions that are not sexually transmitted. Genital ulcers may be caused by infectious or noninfectious etiologies (Table 1).1 –3 Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) characterized by.