Lancet Glob Health 2014 Jul 25;2(7):e387. Epub 2014 Jun 25.
Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, Medicine, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, and the Center for Immunobiology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, USA. Electronic address:
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Lancet Glob Health 2014 Apr 27;2(4):e187-8. Epub 2014 Mar 27.
Department of Microbiology, Counties Manukau District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand.
Lancet Glob Health 2014 Jul 25;2(7):e385. Epub 2014 Jun 25.
Departments of Medical Microbiology and Medical Parasitology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh 160012, India. Electronic address:
Lancet Glob Health 2014 Jul 25;2(7):e386. Epub 2014 Jun 25.
Department of Medicine and Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA.
Lancet Glob Health 2014 Apr 27;2(4):e235-41. Epub 2014 Mar 27.
Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clinic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.
Background: Skin infections with ulceration are a major health problem in countries of the south Pacific region. Yaws, caused by Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue and diagnosed by the presence of skin ulcers and a reactive syphilis serology, is one major cause, but this infection can be confused clinically with ulcers due to other causative agents. We investigated T pallidum pertenue and another bacterium known to cause skin infections in the Pacific islands-Haemophilus ducreyi-as causes of skin ulceration in a yaws-endemic region. Read More