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Nonvenereal endemic treponematoses: yaws, endemic syphilis (bejel), and pinta 

Nonvenereal endemic treponematoses: yaws, endemic syphilis (bejel), and pinta

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Nonvenereal endemic treponematoses: yaws, endemic syphilis (bejel), and pinta
Author(s):

David A. Warrell

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070635_update_001

Update:

Differences between T. p. pallidum and T. p. pertenue strains—explored by comparing their whole genomes.

Updated on 31 May 2012. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 June 2017

The endemic treponematoses are chronic, granulomatous diseases caused by morphologically and serologically identical spirochaetes of the genus Treponema. They are spread by intimate but nonsexual contact and sometimes by fomites, mainly among children. Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue causing yaws (framboesia), T. pallidum subsp. endemicum causing endemic syphilis (bejel) and ...

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