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1/11. Case report 724. yaws.

    A 15-year-old girl presented with the typical clinical, serological, and pathological lesions of yaws. The patient was a native of Sumatra. The important diagnostic criteria and the relationship to venereal syphilis were discussed. ( info)

2/11. Disseminated early yaws: report of a child with a remarkable genital lesion mimicking venereal syphilis.

    A 3 1/2-year-old boy, born and living in indonesia, experienced disseminated skin lesions and an ulcerated, crusted, papillomatous lesion on the prepuce of his penis. This location suggested venereal syphilis, but on clinical, serologic, and epidemiologic grounds a diagnosis of early yaws was made. This treponemal disease should be considered in children who have traveled to or migrated from remote tropical regions, and who have unusual skin lesions in combination with a positive treponemal serology. Although yaws is considered a rare and exotic disease in the united states and europe, it is still widespread in some parts of the world. ( info)

3/11. Radiological and dermatological findings in two patients suffering from early yaws in indonesia.

    Two children suffering from early yaws in indonesia are presented. Apart from skin lesions and a positive treponemal serology in both patients, involvement of tubular bones, particularly of the hands, was revealed by radiological examination. In one patient involvement of a distal phalanx was remarkable. early diagnosis and treatment of yaws is important since a delay in treatment may result in severe and irreversible bone deformities of the late stage of the disease. This report illustrates that radiological changes, although rare, can still be detected in the early stage of yaws in areas where yaws is resurgent nowadays. ( info)

4/11. Imported yaws in Johor, malaysia.

    yaws was detected in a six-member family in the southern malaysia state of Johor. This stresses the need to be vigilant against a long-forgotten disease of childhood which was of great public health concern in the past. ( info)

5/11. Early yaws, imported in The netherlands.

    Early yaws in a 9 year old girl from ghana, diagnosed as imported disease in The netherlands is reported. She had lived in The netherlands for six months. Tropical non-venereal treponematoses are rarely seen in europe, and only a few case reports have been published. Migration and travelling may confront the medical profession with cases of tropical diseases such as yaws. Positive serological reactions in non-venereal tropical or venereal treponematoses cannot be distinguished at present. ( info)

6/11. Nasal manifestations of yaws.

    yaws is an infectious, non-venereal disease of the tropical countries, which is caused by treponema pertenue. Gangosa and goundou were seen commonly in cases of yaws in africa, particularly in the early part of this century. After successful WHO mass treatment campaigns, these conditions are rarely seen now. A case of yaws with gangosa, goundou, and a nasopharyngeal carcinoma is presented here for its rarity. ( info)

7/11. Juxta-articular bone lesions in tertiary yaws.

    A case of tertiary yaws in an immigrant from the Solomon islands is presented. The report highlights the atypical features and diagnostic difficulties of late-stage treponemal infection. ( info)

8/11. Musculoskeletal lesions in yaws.

    yaws, a spirochetal infection that is endemic in certain tropical countries, including malaysia, may present with various orthopedic problems. As the condition is relatively unknown, diagnosis is often missed, which leads to poor management. There are initial, early, and late phases of the disease process. By involving skin, bone, and joints, yaws can produce deep ulcerations, joint deformities, and bone destruction. Within a ten-year period in malaysia, 14 cases of serologically proven yaws have been treated for chronic ulcers, gross joint deformities, and pathologic fractures. ( info)

9/11. Plaque-host imbalance in severe periodontitis. A discussion based on two cases.

    One child and one adult with severe periodontitis were investigated for relevant systemic factors and predominant periodontal pocket bacteria. The child had a chronic neutropenia, the adult late yaws, a chronic iron deficiency and possibly rheumatoid arthritis. The predominant organisms in both pocket floras were gram-negative cocci showing occasional filament formation and resembling strains of bacteroides asaccharolyticus and possibly actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans described by others. There were indications that the flora was determined by the host response rather than vice versa and that thorough systemic investigation may aid the efficient diagnosis and treatment of patients with severe periodontitis. ( info)

10/11. Late yaws: a case report.

    A case of late yaws in a young Omani man is described. The patient had bone and joint deformities and hyperkeratotic lesions of the palm and sole. The differential diagnosis of the nonvenereal treponematosis is discussed in the light of the clinical and laboratory findings and the patient's history. ( info)
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