Sexually Transmitted Disease From The Tropics Causes Genitals To Rot – First Cases Recorded In The UK

Sexually Transmitted Disease From The Tropics Causes Genitals To Rot – First Cases Recorded In The UK
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A horrifying sexually transmitted disease from the tropics might cause genitals to rot and literally fall if left uncured. This STD was recently detected in the UK for the first time in history and, according to health experts, the frightening condition makes a comeback in other regions around the world, too. This illness, dubbed as STD Donovanosis, is reportedly common in remote tropical countries.

Donovanosis is a tropical sexually transmitted disease caused by bacteria

This tropical sexually transmitted disease, STD Donovanosis, a prevalent condition in remote tropical regions, as well as in southern India, Guinea, and New Guinea, is caused by the Klebsiella granulomatis bacteria. Once the bacterial infection is contracted, it produces red ulcers in the genitals area, which dry up and turn into necrotic infections which damage the tissues.

The last phase of the infection, when flesh-eating ulcers form, is also the most severe one where the genitals might rot and fall, literally.

STD Donovanosis affects twice as many men than women, and its first symptoms occur between one and 12 weeks after the infection was contracted. On the other hand, while this tropical sexually disease transmitted usually affect the genitals, the condition can also be transferred to the mouth or nose.

British health officials recorded the first cases of STD Donovanosis across the UK

The Donovanosis tropical sexually transmitted disease infected only three UK residents, so far, but no details on the infected ones have been revealed. What we know until now is that one of the patients is between 15 and 25 years of age and lives in Southern England.

“This is a very rare and nasty condition, and it could be one of the first times it has been recorded in the UK. Any delay in treatment could cause the flesh around the genitals to literally rot away,” said pharmacist Shamir Patel.

STD Donovanosis is treatable with antibiotics.


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