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pinta

Pronunciation: pin'ta, pen'ta

Definition: A disease caused by a spirochete, Treponema carateum, endemic in Mexico and Central America, and characterized by a small primary papule followed by an enlarging plaque and disseminated secondary macules of varying color called pintids that finally become white.

Synonym(s): azul, carate, mal del pinto

[Sp. painted]

See Also: nonvenereal syphilis

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