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Medications for Yaws

Other names: Bouba; Frambesia tropica; Parangi; Polypapilloma tropicum; Thymosis

Yaws is an infection of the skin, bones and joints caused by the bacteria Treponema pallidum pertenue. Yaws presents first with papules that increase in size and may ulcerate and heals without treatment over several months. Secondary papules later develop and keratotic lesions on palms and soles. Years later tertiary yaws may develop causing destructive lesions involving bones of lower leg, face and jaw.

Note: There are currently no drugs listed for "Yaws".

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