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Yaws (Frambesia)

Yaws (Frambesia)

Yaws is a contagious disease that is limited to tropical regions and is caused by the T pallidum subspecies pertenue. The malady is characterized by granulomatous skin lesions, mucous membranes, and bone. While Yaws is rarely fatal, it can lead to chronic disfigurement and disability if left untreated. Yaws is acquired by direct non-sexual contact (usually in childhood) although it can occur at any age. The first papule (which later ulcerates) appears three to four weeks after exposure. There is usually associated regional lymphadenopathy. Six to twelve weeks later, secondary lesions that are raised papillomas and papules that seep highly infectious material appear and last for several months or years. Late gummatous lesions may occur with associated tissue destruction involving large areas of skin and subcutaneous tissues. --- This episode is sponsored by ยท Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app

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