Problem

Yaws

Other Names:
Framboesia
Framboesioma
Chancre of yaws
Pianoma
Wet crab yaws
Papilloma
Butter yaws
Nature:

Yaws is a chronic and infectious spirochaetal skin disease. Infection usually occurs by contact through injured skin and is fostered by unsanitary living conditions. The symptoms include granulomatous swellings and ulcerations of the skin, lesions of the bones, and sometimes severe pain.

Incidence:

Yaws is common in almost all the tropical countries of North and South America, Africa, Asia, and Oceania, usually affecting the native rural population.

Subject(s):
Industry Dairy products
Medicine Skin
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.04.2019 – 13:50 CEST