Definition: An infectious tropical disease caused by Treponema pertenue and characterized by the development of crusted granulomatous ulcers on the extremities; may involve bone, but, unlike syphilis, does not produce central nervous system or cardiovascular pathology.
Synonym(s): boubas, frambesia tropica, granuloma tropicum, mycosis framboesioides, pian, zymotic papilloma
[of Caribbean origin; similar to Calinago yaya, the disease]
See Also: nonvenereal syphilis
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