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Definition of the noun yaws

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  1. an infectious tropical disease resembling syphilis in its early stages; marked by red skin eruptions and ulcerating lesions

Alternative definition of the noun yaws

noun

  1. [disease] A contagious tropical disease, caused by the spirochete Treponema pertenue, characterized by yellowish or reddish tumors, which often resemble currants, strawberries, or raspberries.

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Google previewA Text - Book of Bacteriology (2014)

by R. W. Fairbrother

Yaws is a tropical disease found mainly in the children and young adults of rural districts. The lesions are found on the skin, and consist of papules which develop into an encrusted granulomatous eruption; apart from the spleen, the ...

Google previewA Text-Book of Medical Bacteriology (2014)

by R. W. Fairbrother

Yaws is a tropical disease found mainly in the children and young adults of rural districts. The lesions are found on the skin, and consist of papules which develop into an encrusted granulomatous eruption; apart from the spleen, the ...

Google previewCommunicable Diseases (2012)

A Global Perspective by Roger Webber

Yaws is a non-venereal treponemal disease affecting both the skin and bone. It commences as a primary papule which starts to heal, but after a period varying from a few weeks to several months it is followed by generalized lesions – multiple ...

Google previewCommunicable Diseases, 4th Edition A Global Perspective

by Roger Webber

Yaws is a non-venereal treponemal disease affecting both the skin and bone. It commences as a primary papule which starts to heal, but after a period varying from a few weeks to several months it is followed by generalized lesions – multiple ...

Google previewCommunicable Disease Epidemiology and Control (2009)

A Global Perspective by Roger Webber

Yaws pallidum ORGANISM Treponema subspecies pertenue. CLINICAL FEATURES Yaws is a non-venereal treponemal disease affecting both the skin and bone. It commences as a primary papule which starts to heal, but after a period ...

Google previewFoundations of Community Medicine, 2/e (2008)

by Dhaar

Yaws is a fast disappearing chronic, contagious, non-venereal, treponemal disease of warm and humid areas. It was reported in South and Central America, sub-Saharan Africa and South-east Asia in the recent past, but has now ...

Google previewA Companion to Paleopathology (2011)

by Anne L. Grauer

Yaws is a treponemal disease common to tropical regions world-wide, known by many different local names including parangi, pian, bouba, and framboesia. Despite extensive eradication campaigns undertaken by the World Health ...

Google previewSexually Transmitted Infections (2014)

by Bhushan Kumar, Somesh Gupta

YAWS. Synonyms: Framboesia tropica (German, Dutch), pian (French), parangi, bouba (Portuguese) , buba (Spanish), paru. Yaws is an ancient disease. It is a chronic, infectious ...

Google previewBrazil at the Dawn of the Eighteenth Century (2012)

by André João Antonil, Timothy J. Coates, Stuart B. Schwartz

Yaws is a contagious skin disease in tropical and subtropical regions. 20. Jaguaripe is a town at the far southern end of the Bay of All Saints (Bahia do Todos os Santos). 21. Great iron rods used in making the fire. 22. Here Antonil gives us ...

Google previewDavidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine (2013)

by Brian R. Walker, Nicki R Colledge

Endemic treponematoses Yaws Yaws is a granulomatous disease, mainly involving the skin and bones; it is caused by Treponema pertenue, morphologically and serologically indistinguishable from the causative organisms of syphilis and ...

Google previewShakespeare's Tremor and Orwell's Cough (2012)

The Medical Lives of Famous Writers by John J. Ross, MD

Yaws is a forgotten disease, but it once infected between 50 and 100 million people worldwide. It still affects about two million people in remote areas of central Africa, Indonesia, and Polynesia. It is an heirloom disease of humans, having ...

Google previewDiagnostic Pathology of Infectious Disease (2010)

by Richard L. Kradin

Yaws is an endemic form of treponemal infection caused by T. pallidum subsp. pertenue. The name of the disease may come from the Carib word yaya, which means “sore.” Yaws is a contagious, chronic, relapsing disease that is found in ...

Google previewNinety-nine More Maggots, Mites, and Munchers (1993)

by May Berenbaum

Yaws is an infectious pantropical disease caused by a spirochaete called Tre- ponema pertenue. It's manifested initially by the eruption of large weeping skin lesions. These sores appear initially on the leg, but, within three months, they extend ...

Google previewA Colonial Lexicon (1999)

Of Birth Ritual, Medicalization, and Mobility in the Congo by Nancy Rose Hunt

Yaws is a contagious treponemal disease found in tropical and subtropical environments. Its first and second stages are characterized by joint and limb pains, skin lesions, and ulcerous eruptions. The tertiary stage, which tends to follow after a ...

Google previewExpectations of Life (1990)

A Study in the Demography, Statistics, and History of World Mortality by H.O. Lancaster

Yaws ICD 102 Yaws is a widespread disease of the wet tropics in regions of poor personal hygiene and low standards of living. It is due to Treponema pertenue, morphologically indistinguishable from Tr. pallidum, the causal organism of ...

Google previewDermatology (2012)

by Jean L. Bolognia, Joseph L. Jorizzo, Julie V. Schaffer

Yaws is a three-stage infection caused by T. pallidum subspecies pertenue. It occurs in warm, humid, tropical climates, most often in Africa, Asia, South ...

Google previewNeale's Disorders of the Foot (2010)

by Paul Frowen, Maureen O'Donnell, J. Gordon Burrow

Yaws is a treponemal tropical disease manifesting on the feet and periorificial skin on the face. This condition affects mainly the male rural population in South America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. This disease is associated with ...

Google previewJournal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (1907)

Yaws is a widely spread disease, and in some parts of the Tropics it is almost universal. In its early stages it is a loathsome but not very severe or fatal complaint.

Google previewDaily Graphic (2010)

Issue 1,8171 March 10 2010 by Ransford Tetteh

Yaws is an infectious disease of the skin, bone and cartilage caused by a germ. The disease starts as a pale, painless “boil” on the skin and discharges serum and germs. It may ulcerate, be infected by bacteria and lasts between two and nine ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Parasitology: A-M (2008)

by Heinz Mehlhorn, Horst Aspöck

Similar forms are called — >pian bois and —> forest yaws. The sandfly vectors are Lutzomyia umbratilis, L. anduzei and L.

Google previewIllustrated Encyclopedia of Dermatology (2012)

by Lionel Fry, Fenella Wojnarowska, Parvin Shahrad

Yaws is commoner in ...

Google previewTaber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2017)

by Donald Venes

yaws (yaz) [From Carib yaya, sore] A chronic, infectious tropical disease that affects skin, bones, and joints.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica or a Dictionary of Arts and Sciences [...] (1771)

Os the Yaws. The Yaws is a distemper endemical to Guinea and the totter climates in Africa ; but has of late spread by infection over many parts of Europe. All are liable to it, tut more especially in childhood or youth. It makes its first appearance ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia medica (1902)

by Chalmers Watson

Yaws : several micro-organisms have ...

Google previewWhite Hmong-English Dictionary (1979)

by Ernest E. Heimbach

yaws To take down, to disassemble, ...

Google previewMosby's Medical Dictionary (2016)

by Mosby

yaws /yôs/ [Afr, yaw, raspberry,], a chronic bacterial infectious disease caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue. The World Health ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2016)

by Mosby

yaws /yôs/ [Afr, yaw, raspberry,],

n observations: Yaws is characterized by chronic ulcerating sores anywhere on the body ...

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