Bejel, Pinta And Yaws

Bejel, pinta, and yaws (endemic treponematoses) are chronic tropical nichtvenerische spirochetal infections that are transmitted by body contact. Symptoms in Bejel are mucous membranes and cutaneous lesions, followed by bone – and Hautgummata. Yaws causes periostitis and dermal lesions. Pintaläsionen are limited to the skin. The diagnosis is made clinically and epidemiologically. Treatment is with penicillin. The causative agent, Treponema pallidum subsp. endemicum (Bejel), T. pallidum subsp. pertenue (yaws) and…

September 3, 2018