Bejel

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Bejel

Bejel, also known as “endemic syphilis” and “nonvenereal endemic syphilis”, is a rare chronic skin condition. Bejel usually begins as a small patch on the inside of a person’s mouth and is followed by raised marks on the skin on the person’s torso, arms, and legs. The marks on the skin can then spread to the person’s nose and face. Although bejel can be see in many areas of the world, it is usually seen around the eastern Mediterranean region and in West Africa. Bejel is usually transmitted by mouth-to-mouth contact and through sharing household utensils, such as forks, knives, and spoons. Bejel is completely treatable with antibiotics (medication) such as penicillin. Talk with your doctor to find the best treatment if you or a loved one has been diagnosed with bejel.

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The terms "Bejel" returned 6 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Late endemic syphilis: case report of bejel with gummatous laryngitis.
 

Author(s): J L Pace, G W Csonka

Journal: Genitourin Med. 1988 Jun;64(3):202-4.

 

An elderly Bedouin woman originally thought, on clinical and histological grounds, to have tuberculosis of the larynx was found to have gummatous laryngitis due to late endemic syphilis (bejel). This disease is highly prevalent in the Bedouin tribes of the Middle East. Doctors dealing ...

Last Updated: 6 Oct 1988

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Endemic non-venereal syphilis (bejel) in Saudi Arabia.
 

Author(s): J L Pace, G W Csonka

Journal: Br J Vener Dis. 1984 Oct;60(5):293-7.

 

A total of 2515 people attending a large military hospital in Saudi Arabia was studied clinically, serologically, and (when appropriate) radiologically for evidence of treponematosis. The indications are that non-venereal endemic syphilis (bejel) is prevalent among the nomadic communities ...

Last Updated: 4 Dec 1984

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Bejel in Sheffield.
 

Author(s): P M Wray

Journal: Br J Vener Dis. 1966 Mar;42(1):25-7.

 

Last Updated: 14 Jul 1966

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The terms "Bejel" returned 1 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

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

Author(s): Oriol Mitjà, David Šmajs, Quique Bassat

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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 ...

Last Updated: 8 Nov 2013

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