Yaws

An Infectious disease caused by Treponema pallidum subsp pertenue which mainly affects children in rural communities in the humid tropics. It affects the Skin and bones, is spread by Skin to Skin contact, and is not Sexually transmitted, but cannot be distinguished serologically from syphilis.

Additional Information

Yaws forms part of a group of chronic Bacterial Infections caused by treponemes which include endemic Syphilis (bejel) and pinta and are commonly known as endemic treponematoses. Yaws is the most common of these infections.

Organ Affected

  • Skin System (Integumentary System)
  • Also Known As

  • bouba
  • pian
  • framboesia
  • framboesia tropica
  • Related ICD 10 COde

    ICD 10 Code A66

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