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

David A. Warrell

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.070635_update_001

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

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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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Subjects: Medical Microbiology and Virology ; Infectious Diseases

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