The main symptoms of the genital ulcer syndrome are genital
sores or ulcers. The major signs a provider will see upon examination
are genital ulcers, sometimes with enlarged lymph nodes in the
groin area, or vesicular lesions, which are small, elevated
sores or blisters. The most common causes of this syndrome are
syphilis, chancroid or genital herpes. We will refer to genital
herpes as herpes in this presentation.