TABLE 1.

Response to inoculation of live H. ducreyi strainsa

Volunteer no.GenderbDays observedIsolateNo. of initial papulesFinal outcome of initial papule
No. of pustulesNo. resolved
236F835000HP11
35000HPΩ120
237M535000HP321
35000HPΩ1211
238F635000HP33
35000HPΩ1233
239F835000HP33
35000HPΩ1233
240F635000HP33
35000HPΩ1233
241F635000HP33
35000HPΩ1233
  • a Volunteers 236, 237, and 238 were inoculated in the first iteration, and volunteers 239, 240, and 241 were inoculated in the second iteration. Each volunteer was inoculated at three sites with 35000HP and at three sites with 35000HPΩ12.

  • b M, male; F, female.