ID#: 3842
This image depicts a lateral view of the left elbow region of a 19 year-old Ghanaian, who’d presented with these cutaneous lesions of 8-months duration, which were diagnosed as old, juxta-articular nodules, due to a disease known as yaws, caused by the Treponema pallidum subsp. pertenue spirochete. The patient was treated with an intramuscular injection of 2.4 mega units of benzathine benzylpenicillin.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ Dr. Peter Perine
Creation Date: 1979
Photo Credit:
CDC Organization
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Copyright Restrictions: None - This image is in the public domain and thus free of any copyright restrictions.