Yaws Disease: A Treponema Pallidum Infection
Pp. 78-81 (4)
Muhammad Imran Qadir,
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.
Intramuscular Injection, Penicillin G Benzathine, Treponema
pallidum, Yaws Disease.