An unidentified Southport, England residents was recently diagnosed with a rare STD that can cause flesh-eating ulcers on the genitalia.
The unidentified sufferer is female between the ages of 15 and 25, and she was diagnosed with the condition called donovanosis sometime in the last year.
spreads via sexual contact with an infected person or touching the
infected ulcer. It’s usually seen in areas like southern Africa,
central Australia, New Guinea, India and some regions of the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said, it’s a
painless disease that eventually develops into ulcerative lesions on
the perineum or genitals that can bleed quite heavily.
with donovanosis can get extra-genital infections that develop in the
pelvic area as well as the hones, mouth, and intra-stomach organs.
The lesions could cause secondary bacterial infections to occur.
can stop the lesions from progressing but patients could relapse six
to 18 months after the initial treatment.
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV said no cases before
now have been reported in the UK.
submitted a Freedom of Information request that brought to light the
woman’s plight. According to a pharmacist with the website,
delaying treatment could lead to genitalia flesh rotting away.
is no information about the woman’s condition or if any sexual
partners she had before her diagnosed were also infected. The disease
can be transmitted easily when contact is made with the bleeding
request was made during the course of its investigation for the Great
British STI Taboo, which found that 69 percent of 1,000 adults have
never had an STD test. It also found that 420,000 STDs were
discovered in England in 2017. Of those 420,000, 48 percent of the
cases were for chlamydia.