Treponematosis (Endemic Syphilis) Differential Diagnoses

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Updated: Sep 25, 2015
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Nigerian boy with ulcerative skin lesions characteristic of yaws. Courtesy of the CDC/Dr. Lyle Conrad.
Photomicrograph (540X) of Treponema carateum obtained from an early pinta lesion. Courtesy of the CDC.
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