Skin lesions from Yaws

Skin lesions from Yaws

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Caption: Skin lesions on a limb caused by Yaws, a chronic granulomatous disease caused by the spirochaete bacteria, Treponema pertenue. T. pertenue is morphologically identical to T. pallidum, the cause of venereal and non-venereal syphilis. Yaws occurs in children living in rural, tropical areas. Transmission is by direct contact with an infectious lesion or lesion exudate and is enhanced by a crowded environment with poor sanitation and personal hygiene. The course of yaws progresses in stages, in a similar way to venereal syphilis. Late yaws may involve deep ulceration with disfiguring tissue destruction.

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Keywords: bacterial infection, condition, disease, disorder, healthcare, medical, medicine, non-venereal, non-venereal treponeme, skin lesion, spirochaete bacteria disorder, treponeme, yaws

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