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Early yaws, imported in The Netherlands.
  1. H J Engelkens,
  2. A P Oranje,
  3. E Stolz
  1. Department of Dermatology and Venereology, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.


    Early yaws in a 9 year old girl from Ghana, diagnosed as imported disease in The Netherlands is reported. She had lived in The Netherlands for six months. Tropical non-venereal treponematoses are rarely seen in Europe, and only a few case reports have been published. Migration and travelling may confront the medical profession with cases of tropical diseases such as yaws. Positive serological reactions in non-venereal tropical or venereal treponematoses cannot be distinguished at present.

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