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Pinta

definition

An infectious disease of the skin caused by Treponema carateum that occurs only in the western hemisphere. Age of onset is between 10 and 20 years of age. This condition is characterized by marked changes in the skin colour and is believed to be transmitted by direct person-to-person contact.

synonyms

Pinta, Mal de Pinto, Carate

UMLS

Azul, Carate, Carate, NOS, Infection by Treponema carateum, Mal del pinto, Pinta, Pinta NOS, Pinta, NOS

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Vitiligo (46)