Pinta Follow-up

Updated: May 19, 2017
  • Author: Natalie C Klein, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Follow-up

Further Inpatient Care

Lesions become noninfectious within 24 hours of treatment.

Skin lesions heal slowly.

After treatment, nontreponemal titers should decline and eventually revert to negative.

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Prognosis

The prognosis is good. The skin is the only organ affected. Primary and secondary lesions usually heal within 6-12 months. Pigmentary changes persist in late lesions.

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