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This photomicrograph of a section of chimpanzee skin tissue reveals the histopathologic changes associated with a condition known as pinta. One of the histopathologic characteristics of pinta, a nonvenereal treponemal disease, contracted through direct contact with infectious lesions containing the bacterium, Treponema carateum, is thickening of the epidermis, which is quite evident in this image.
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