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Under a magnification of 100X, this photomicrograph of a tissue sample, which included a 20-month-old pinta lesion, was stained using the hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) technique. The disease pinta, is caused by the bacterium, Treponema carateum. This lesion shows histopathologic signs of hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, acanthosis, elongation of Rete Pegs, and a dermal inflammatory infiltrate. The genus Treponema, contains the species T. pallidum, the cause of syphilis.
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Creation Date:1970
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