oa South African Medical Journal - Treponemal depigmentation, with special reference to yaws

Volume 50, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



Depigmentation of the skin at characteristic sites occurs in all the treponematoses, but it is seen most commonly in older persons who have had yaws in infancy or childhood, especially when treatment has been inadequate to prevent this tertiary manifestation.

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