Yaws

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Yaws

Yaws is a tropical disease caused by a form of bacteria known as treponemes that affects the skin, bone, and cartilage. This disease mainly affects children under the age of 15, and is found primarily in poor communities in warm, humid, and tropical forest areas of Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Pacific. Yaws is transmitted from person to person through direct non-sexual contact with the fluids from the lesion of an infected person. Signs and symptoms include an early infectious stage and a late non-infectious stage. During the early infectious stage, an initial clear, circular swelling of the skin will develop at the site of entry. Other signs in the early stage are thinkening and darkening of the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Bone pain and bone lesions may also appear in the early stage. Late Yaws symptoms appear five years after the initial infection and include disfigurement of the nose and bones and thickening of the palms of the hand and the soles of the feet. Humans are the only reservoir of Yaws.

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The terms "Yaws" returned 114 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Knowledge, attitudes and practices towards yaws and yaws-like skin disease in Ghana.
 

Author(s): Michael Marks, Cynthia Kwakye-Maclean, Rachel Doherty, Paul Adwere, Abdul Aziz Abdulai, Fredrick Duah, Sally-Ann Ohene, Oriol Mitja, Blanche Oguti, Anthony W Solomon, David C W Mabey, Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, Kingsley Asiedu, Mercy M Ackumey

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Yaws is endemic in Ghana. The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a new global eradication campaign based on total community mass treatment with azithromycin. Achieving high coverage of mass treatment will be fundamental to the success of this new strategy; coverage is dependent, ...

Last Updated: 31 Jul 2017

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Yaws resurgence in Bankim, Cameroon: The relative effectiveness of different means of detection in rural communities.
 

Author(s): Alphonse Um Boock, Paschal Kum Awah, Ferdinand Mou, Mark Nichter

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Yaws is an infectious, debilitating and disfiguring disease of poverty that mainly affects children in rural communities in tropical areas. In Cameroon, mass-treatment campaigns carried out in the 1950s reduced yaws to such low levels that it was presumed the disease was eradicated. ...

Last Updated: 8 May 2017

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Integrated Mapping of Yaws and Trachoma in the Five Northern-Most Provinces of Vanuatu.
 

Author(s): Fasihah Taleo, Colin K Macleod, Michael Marks, Oliver Sokana, Anna Last, Rebecca Willis, Mackline Garae, Annie Bong, Brian K Chu, Paul Courtright, Jacob Kool, George Taleo, Jean Jacque Rory, Anthony W Solomon,

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Yaws and trachoma are targeted for eradication and elimination as public health problems. In trachoma-endemic populations mass administration of azithromycin can simultaneously treat yaws. We conducted a population-based prevalence survey in the five northernmost provinces of Vanuatu, ...

Last Updated: 24 Jan 2017

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The terms "Yaws" returned 9 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Trachoma and Yaws: Common Ground?
 

Author(s): Anthony W Solomon, Michael Marks, Diana L Martin, Alexei Mikhailov, Rebecca M Flueckiger, Oriol Mitjà, Kingsley Asiedu, Jean Jannin, Dirk Engels, David C W Mabey

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Last Updated: 4 Dec 2015

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Challenges and key research questions for yaws eradication.
 

Author(s): Michael Marks, Oriol Mitjà, Lasse S Vestergaard, Allan Pillay, Sascha Knauf, Cheng-Yen Chen, Quique Bassat, Diana L Martin, David Fegan, Fasihah Taleo, Jacob Kool, Sheila Lukehart, Paul M Emerson, Anthony W Solomon, Tun Ye, Ronald C Ballard, David C W Mabey, Kingsley B Asiedu

Journal: Lancet Infect Dis. 2015 Oct;15(10):1220-5.

 

Yaws is endemic in west Africa, southeast Asia, and the Pacific region. To eradicate yaws by 2020, WHO has launched a campaign of mass treatment with azithromycin. Progress has been made towards achievement of this ambitious goal, including the validation of point-of-care and molecular ...

Last Updated: 14 Oct 2015

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Global epidemiology of yaws: a systematic review.
 

Author(s): Oriol Mitjà, Michael Marks, Diby J P Konan, Gilbert Ayelo, Camila Gonzalez-Beiras, Bernard Boua, Wendy Houinei, Yiragnima Kobara, Earnest N Tabah, Agana Nsiire, Damas Obvala, Fasiah Taleo, Rita Djupuri, Zhang Zaixing, Jürg Utzinger, Lase S Vestergaard, Quique Bassat, Kingsley Asiedu

Journal: Lancet Glob Health. 2015 Jun;3(6):e324-31.

 

To achieve yaws eradication, the use of the new WHO strategy of initial mass treatment with azithromycin and surveillance twice a year needs to be extended everywhere the disease occurs. However, the geographic scope of the disease is unknown. We aimed to synthesise published and ...

Last Updated: 24 May 2015

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The Phase III Study of Icaritin Versus HUACHANSU PIAN in Hepatocellular Carcinoma Subjects
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Hepatocellular Carcinoma (HCC)

 

Last Updated: 28 Jul 2017

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Transcutaneous Electrical Acupoint Stimulation for Non-small Cell Lung Cancer Patients
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer; Lung Cancer

 

Last Updated: 21 Jan 2016

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