Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases

Bacterial Diseases provides readers an overview of a broad variety of bacterial infections. Chapters cover the description of specific disease and its causative agent, followed by information about ...
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Yaws Disease: A Treponema Pallidum Infection

Pp. 78-81 (4)

DOI: 10.2174/9789811473760120010020

Author(s): Muhammad Imran Qadir, Rahat Bano

Abstract

Yaws disease is an infectious disease which is caused by Treponema pallidum. It is an endemic non-venereal disease. In the tropical regions where humidity is present yaws are spread by skin to skin contact. The main camping was started to eradicate this disease by using injectable penicillin. It mainly affects children who are living in poor areas they resultantly suffered from lesions of the bone, cartilage, and skin. The reinfection risk caused by repetitive contact with those children who have an infection and they seem to be a key factor in predicting the treatment failure.

Keywords:

Intramuscular Injection, Penicillin G Benzathine, Treponema pallidum, Yaws Disease.