ID#: 16902
This 10-year-old Ghanaian boy exhibited secondary mucocutaneous papillomata, which had been due to a yaws infection, also known as frambesia tropica, caused by the bacterial spirochete, Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue. The lesions were evident at the corners of his mouth and chin. The Venereal Disease Research Laboratory test, or VDRL, produced a positive result of 1:128, and was accompanied by the fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) test, and microhemagglutination assay (MHA-TP) tests, which were both reactive, or positive.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Peter Perine, M.D.
Creation Date: 1979
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