ID#: 15981
The face of this young child revealed evidence of a disease known as yaws, a nonvenereal endemic syphilis, caused by the Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue spirochete. In this particular instance, the young patient displayed what is known as, angular stomatitis, which begins as papules at the corners of the mouth, and eventually, as was the case here, split, resulting in a painful open wound.
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Creation Date: 1970
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