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Based on 6 articles published since 2010

These are the 6 published articles about Pinta that originated from Worldwide during 2010-2020.
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1 Review Acquired disorders with depigmentation: A systematic approach to vitiliginoid conditions. 2019

Saleem, Mohammed D / Oussedik, Elias / Schoch, Jennifer J / Berger, Adam C / Picardo, Mauro. ·Department of Internal Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine and University of Florida Health, Gainesville, Florida. Electronic address: msaleem@g.clemson.edu. · McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. · Department of Dermatology and Pediatrics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida. · Department of Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. · Department of Dermatology and Pediatric Dermatology, Cutaneous Physiopathology and Integrated Center of Metabolomics Research, San Gallicano Dermatologic Institute, IRCCS, Rome, Italy. ·J Am Acad Dermatol · Pubmed #30236516.

ABSTRACT: Acquired disorders with depigmentation are commonly encountered by dermatologists and present with a wide differential diagnosis. Vitiligo, the most common disorder of acquired depigmentation, is characterized by well-defined depigmented macules and patches. Other conditions, such as chemical leukoderma, can present with similar findings, and are often easily mistaken for vitiligo. Key clinical features can help differentiate between acquired disorders of depigmentation. The first article in this continuing medical education series focuses on conditions with a vitiligo-like phenotype. Early recognition and adequate treatment of these conditions is critical in providing appropriate prognostication and treatment.

2 Review Advances in the diagnosis of endemic treponematoses: yaws, bejel, and pinta. 2013

Mitjà, Oriol / Šmajs, David / Bassat, Quique. ·Barcelona Centre for International Health Research, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain ; Lihir Medical Centre-InternationalSOS, Lihir Island, Papua New Guinea. ·PLoS Negl Trop Dis · Pubmed #24205410.

ABSTRACT: Improved understanding of the differential diagnosis of endemic treponematoses is needed to inform clinical practice and to ensure the best outcome for a new global initiative for the eradication of yaws, bejel, and pinta. Traditionally, the human treponematoses have been differentiated based upon their clinical manifestations and epidemiologic characteristics because the etiologic agents are indistinguishable in the laboratory. Serological tests are still considered standard laboratory methods for the diagnosis of endemic treponematoses and new rapid point-of-care treponemal tests have become available which are extremely useful in low-resource settings. In the past ten years, there has been an increasing effort to apply polymerase chain reaction to treponematoses and whole genome fingerprinting techniques have identified genetic signatures that can differentiate the existing treponemal strains; however, definitive diagnosis is also hampered by widespread unavailability of molecular diagnostics. We review the dilemmas in the diagnosis of endemic treponematoses, and advances in the discovery of new diagnostic tools.

3 Article Pinta: Latin America's Forgotten Disease? 2015

Stamm, Lola V. ·Program in Infectious Diseases, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Hooker Research Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina lstamm@email.unc.edu. ·Am J Trop Med Hyg · Pubmed #26304920.

ABSTRACT: Pinta is a neglected, chronic skin disease that was first described in the sixteenth century in Mexico. The World Health Organization lists 15 countries in Latin America where pinta was previously endemic. However, the current prevalence of pinta is unknown due to the lack of surveillance data. The etiological agent of pinta, Treponema carateum, cannot be distinguished morphologically or serologically from the not-yet-cultivable Treponema pallidum subspecies that cause venereal syphilis, yaws, and bejel. Although genomic sequencing has enabled the development of molecular techniques to differentiate the T. pallidum subspecies, comparable information is not available for T. carateum. Because of the influx of migrants and refugees from Latin America, U.S. physicians should consider pinta in the differential diagnosis of skin diseases in children and adolescents who come from areas where pinta was previously endemic and have a positive reaction in serological tests for syphilis. All stages of pinta are treatable with a single intramuscular injection of penicillin.

4 Article Endemic treponemal diseases. 2014

Marks, Michael / Solomon, Anthony W / Mabey, David C. ·Clinical Research Department, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Hospital for Tropical Diseases, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, WC1E 6JB, UK michael.marks@lshtm.ac.uk. · Clinical Research Department, Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Hospital for Tropical Diseases, University College London Hospitals NHS Trust, London, WC1E 6JB, UK. ·Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg · Pubmed #25157125.

ABSTRACT: The endemic treponemal diseases, consisting of yaws, bejel (endemic syphilis) and pinta, are non-venereal infections closely related to syphilis, and are recognized by WHO as neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Despite previous worldwide eradication efforts the prevalence of yaws has rebounded in recent years and the disease is now a major public health problem in 14 countries. Adequate data on the epidemiology of bejel and pinta is lacking. Each disease is restricted to a specific ecological niche but all predominantly affect poor, rural communities. As with venereal syphilis, the clinical manifestations of the endemic treponemal diseases are variable and can be broken down in to early stage and late stage disease. Current diagnostic techniques are unable to distinguish the different causative species but newer molecular techniques are now making this possible. Penicillin has long been considered the mainstay of treatment for the endemic treponemal diseases but the recent discovery that azithromycin is effective in the treatment of yaws has renewed interest in these most neglected of the NTDs, and raised hopes that global eradication may finally be possible.

5 Article From badge of pride to cause of stigma: combatting mal del pinto in Mexico. 2013

Carrillo, Ana María. ·Department of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Ciudad Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Edificio B. 6to. piso, Copilco el Alto, CP 04510, México DF, Mexico. ·Endeavour · Pubmed #23332859.

ABSTRACT: Mal del pinto is a dermatological disease characterized by discoloured patches of skin on the face and body. It has been present in what is now the territory of Mexico from before the Spanish conquest up to recent times. Though early concerns for mal del pinto as a public health problem can be traced back to the late 19th century, no campaign to combat the disease was undertaken until the second half of the 20th. Thanks to the effectiveness of treatment with penicillin, the fight against this illness--which was once assumed as a symbol of pride--enjoyed a broader acceptance among the population that other health campaigns.

6 Minor Serologic cross-reactivity of syphilis, yaws, and pinta. 2013

de Caprariis, Pascal J / Della-Latta, Phyllis. · ·Am Fam Physician · Pubmed #23317070.

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