This case of yaws, which apparently had its origin in St. Louis, is reported because of the rarity with which yaws occurs endemically in the United States. Fox1 reviewed the literature and reported a case in 1922. He mentions altogether fifty-one cases, the majority of which were not fully described or formally reported. Most of the cases were discovered in the northern seaports, and, presumably, were imported from foreign countries. Subsequent to Fox's article, a case has been reported in California by Alderson and Coe.2 Only twenty such case reports may be found in the literature. During 1922, Moss and Bigelow3 reported on 1,046 cases in the Dominican Republic. Gutierrez4 reported on the treatment of 275 cases with neo-arsphenamin in the Philippine Islands. Many other similar reports may be found by reference to any standard index of bibliography.
REPORT OF A CASE
A colored man,
CADY LD, ENGMAN MF. XXXVIII.—A CASE OF YAWS OCCURRING IN MISSOURI. Arch Derm Syphilol. 1924;10(4):446–452. doi:10.1001/archderm.1924.02360280040007
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