Bejel, a Nonvenereal Treponematosis, among Men Who Have Sex with Men, Japan

Takuya Kawahata, Yoko Kojima, Keiichi Furubayashi, Koh Shinohara, Tsunehiro Shimizu, Jun Komano, Haruyo Mori, Kazushi Motomura
Emerging Infectious Diseases 2019, 25 (8): 1581-1583
Bejel, an endemic treponematosis caused by infection with Treponema pallidum subspecies endemicum, has not been reported in eastern Asia and the Pacific region. We report local spread of bejel among men who have sex with men in Japan. Spread was complicated by venereal syphilis.

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