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What is the definition of Bejel?
Bejel, also known as endemic syphilis, is an infection that is similar to syphilis, as the organism that causes it belongs to the same family of bacterium, known as treponoma (spiral-shaped bacteria, or spirochetes). Instead of sexual transmission, bejel is spread through non-sexual skin contact or shared eating and drinking utensils. While rare in the U.S, bejel is common in countries with hot, dry climates, such as in the Mediterranean and Saharan West Africa.
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What are the symptoms of Bejel?
The symptoms of bejel appear in gradual stages, with the late stages being the most severe. Early symptoms include lesions (patchy, slimy ulcerations) that begin in the mucous membranes of the mouth, followed by blisters on the arms, back, and legs as the disease progresses. Late-stage symptoms of bejel may include infections of the leg bones, soft, gummy lumps (gumma) on the roof of the mouth and in nasal passages, swollen lymph nodes, and skin ulcerations under the arms and around the rectum and groin.
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What are the current treatments for Bejel?
The usual treatment for early bejel infection is benzathine penicillin G, which will usually provide a cure and relieve bone infection and pain, but may not work for late-stage infections. Patients who are allergic to penicillin may instead receive doxycycline or tetracycline. After treatment the lesions may heal, but permanent scarring may occur.
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What are the latest Bejel Clinical Trials?
Impact of the Daily Doxycycline Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) on the Incidence of Syphilis, Gonorrhoea and Chlamydia
Summary: 1. This study is a non-randomized observational cohort trial using before and after comparison to evaluate intervention 2. It would mimic the conditions that would occur outside a clinical trial. 2. After consent and enrolment, all procedures will be guided by the Australian STI Management Guidelines.~3. All enrolling participants will be offered daily doxycycline 100mg 4. All participants will be...
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Evaluation of the Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Provision and Uptake of Services for the Prevention of Mother-to-child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis in Zimbabwe
Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic and response are likely to lead to severe unintended consequences for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV and syphilis. Zimbabwe has made huge progress in coverage of antenatal testing of HIV and syphilis, which reached 98% and 91% in 2019, and is aiming for dual elimination. However, there is emerging evidence of disruption to health services due to...
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