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 107 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Mass Treatment with Single-Dose Azithromycin for Yaws.
 

Author(s): Oriol Mitjà, Sheila Lukehart, Quique Bassat

Journal: N. Engl. J. Med.. 2016 Sep;375(11):1094.

 

Last Updated: 15 Sep 2016

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Flies and Yaws: Molecular Studies Provide New Insight.
 

Author(s): Lola V Stamm

Journal: EBioMedicine. 2016 Sep;11():9-10.

 

Last Updated: 28 Aug 2016

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Recall of symptoms and treatment of syphilis and yaws by healthy blood donors screening positive for syphilis in Kumasi, Ghana.
 

Author(s): Francis Sarkodie, Ellis Owusu-Dabo, Oliver Hassall, Imelda Bates, Ib C Bygbjerg, Henrik Ullum

Journal: Int. J. Infect. Dis.. 2016 Sep;50():72-4.

 

To describe the recalled medical history, clinical manifestations, and treatment of yaws and syphilis by syphilis seroreactive blood donors in Kumasi, Ghana.

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2016

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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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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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