What is Yaws?
Yaws is a chronic infection that affects mainly the skin, bones and cartilage. The disease occurs mainly in poor communities in warm, humid, tropical areas of Africa, Asia and Latin America. The causative organism is a bacterium called Treponemapertenue, a subspecies Of Treponemapallidum, which causes venereal syphilis. Yaws, however, is a non-venereal infection.
Causes of Yaws
- Yaws is caused by a subspecies of Treponemapallidum, the bacterium that causes syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease. However, yawing is not transmitted sexually. Also, unlike syphilis, greed does not have the potential to cause long-term damage to the heart and cardiovascular system. Yaws is almost always transmitted by direct contact with infected skin
- Yaws is transmitted mainly by direct skin contact with an infected person.
- A single skin lesion develops at the bacterial site after 2-4 weeks. Without treatment, several lesions appear all over the body.
- Overbearing, poor hygiene and poor hygiene facilitate the spread of the disease.
Symptoms of Yaws
The symptoms of the yaws are:
- A single, itchy, raspberry-like growth (mothering) on the skin, usually on the legs or buttocks, which eventually develops a thin yellow crust
- Swollen lymph nodes (swollen glands)
- A skin rash that forms a brown crust
- Bone and joint pain
- Painful bumps or sores on the skin and on the soles of the feet
- Facial swelling and deformation (in late yaw)
Diagnosis of Yaws
- Your doctor may suspect that you have pain after your travel, your symptoms and the results of your physical examination.
- To confirm the diagnosis, he or she will check blood tests to check for evidence of infection with the bacteria that cause greed.
- Your doctor can also sore a sample of tissue from a skin.
- This sample is tested in a laboratory for T. pallidum bacteria.
Treatment of Yaws
The treatment of yaws is simple and highly effective.
- Penicillin G-Benzathine with IM (intramuscular) can cure the disease in the primary, secondary, and usually in the latent phase.
- Penicillin V can be given orally for about seven to 10 days, but this route is less reliable than direct injection. Anyone who is allergic to penicillin may be treated with another antibiotic, usually erythromycin, doxycycline or tetracycline.
- There is no vaccine for YAWS
By : Natural Health News