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Yaws is an infectious disease that mainly occurs in the tropical areas of South and Central America, Asia, Africa, and the Pacific Islands. The disease is caused by a bacterium called Treponema pertenue, which causes lesions that look like bumps on the skin of the feet, hands, face, and genital area. Yaws is treated with penicillin or another antibiotic.

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Terms related to Yaws:

  • Frambesia
  • Granuloma Tropicum
  • Polypapilloma Tropicum
  • Thymiosis