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Description:This pinta lesion, stained using the hematoxylin-eosin (H&E) technique, is caused by the bacterium Treponema carateum; magnification 100X.
This mature, 20 mos. old pinta lesion shows signs of hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis, acanthosis, elongation of Rete Pegs and an inflammatory infiltrate in the dermis. The genus Treponema, contains the species pallidum, the cause of syphilis.
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Creation Date:1970
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