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Description:A photomicrograph revealing Treponema carateum bacteria obtained from a chimpanzee using Krajain’s stain.
Pinta is caused by Treponema carateum. This disease occurs only in tropical Central and South America. It is characterized by a painless papule (primary) followed 2 - 18 months later by secondary papules on the hands, feet and scalp.
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Creation Date:1970
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