Pinta–A Treponemal Infection to the Skin
- 1Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695011, INDIA
- 2Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Govt. Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, 695011, INDIA
Res. J. of Pharmaceutical Sci., Volume 5, Issue (1), Pages 1-3, January,30 (2016)
Pinta is the oldest and mild form of the treponemal infections caused by Treponema carateum. The word pinta means painted and it was originated from Spanish. Lesions, red to bluish-black colored spots, splotches and discoloration of the skin are the major manifestations of this skin related bacterial infection. Reports suggest that pinta has virtually disappear from countries of Latin America and is now restricted to the Philippines and some areas of the Pacific. The following aspects of pinta such as its origin, prevalence and mode of transmission along with the clinical conditions, diagnostic methods, treatments and preventive measures are briefed in this review.
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