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Man With Painful Genital Lesions

Man With Painful Genital Lesions

THE CASE: A 30-year-old man has had painful genital lesions for the past several days. He recently returned from a business trip during which he had several unprotected sexual encounters.

What is the most likely cause of the patient’s lesions?

•Syphilis
•Chancroid
•Herpes simplex virus (HSV) infection
•Lymphogranuloma venereum

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