One of the very serious kinds of infection of the skin is Yaw, which affects the bones and the joints. Symptoms of Yaws include nodules appearing in different places of the body, especially the hands and the face. One would notice the emergence of more nodules with higher levels of inflammation and swelling happening in these areas to along with eruption of pus in some cases.
HOW IS YAWS DIAGNOSED?
Yaws is diagnosed by a general physician who would also does a routine examination and culture test via Dark field microscopy.
HOW IS YAWS TREATED?
An intramuscular injection of penicillin is given to treat Yaws. Other medication like azithromycin is more effective than penicillin. Tertiary stage of Yaws develops when the primary and secondary stages are left untreated. The effects of this stage cannot be reversed
DID YOU KNOW?
Yaws may damage the skin and bones. It can affect a person's appearance and ability to move. It can also cause deformities of the legs, nose, palate, and upper jaw.