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Endemic syphilis

Endemic syphilis --> nonvenereal syphilis

syphilis caused by organisms closely related to treponema pallidum; spread by personal, but not necessarily venereal, contact; usually acquired in childhood, most common in areas of provery and overcrowding; rare in the united States; includes yaws, pinta and bejel.

Synonym: endemic syphilis.


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