Treponematosis (Endemic Syphilis, Yaws, and Pinta) Follow-up

Updated: Mar 02, 2017
  • Author: Steven Fine, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Mark R Wallace, MD, FACP, FIDSA  more...
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Further Inpatient Care

Conscientious follow-up care to detect treatment failures and reinfection is recommended. Treatment failures or reinfections should be treated again. If penicillin was initially used, one of the alternative antibiotics listed might be considered. [12]


Patient Education

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