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Endemic Treponematoses

  • Valeska Padovese
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Abstract

Endemic treponemal diseases are non-venereal infections closely related to syphilis. They consist of yaws, bejel (endemic syphilis), and pinta. They are endemic in tropical rural areas and very rare in Europe. Increasing worldwide migration from endemic areas requires recognition of these diseases by physicians in developed countries.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Valeska Padovese
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  1. 1.Genito-Urinary Clinic, Mater Dei Hospital, Ministry of HealthMsidaMalta

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