bejel

Nonvenereal endemic syphilis now found chiefly among Arab children; apparently due to Treponema pallidum. SEE ALSO: nonvenereal syphilis. [Ar. bajlah]

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bej·el 'bej-əl n a disease that is chiefly endemic in children in northern Africa and Asia Minor, is marked by bone and skin lesions, and is caused by a spirochete of the genus Treponema very similar to the causative agent of syphilis

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n.
a long-lasting nonvenereal form of syphilis that occurs in the Balkans, Turkey, eastern Mediterranean countries, and the dry savannah regions of North Africa; it is particularly prevalent where standards of personal hygiene are low. The disease is spread among children and adults by direct body contact. Early skin lesions are obvious in the moist areas of the body (mouth, armpits, and groin) and later there may be considerable destruction of the tissues of the skin, nasopharynx, and long bones. Wartlike eruptions in the anal and genital regions are common. Bejel, which is rarely fatal, is treated with penicillin.

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bej·el (bejґəl) [Ar. bajlah] endemic syphilis.

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  • bejel — infección de la piel no venérea producida por el Treponema pallidum ss pallidum. Es endémica en el valle del Eúfrates [ICD 10: A65] Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. bejel Forma no venérea de sífilis prevale …   Diccionario médico

  • bejel — ● bejel nom masculin Maladie infectieuse contagieuse due à une infestation non vénérienne par Treponema pallidum. béjel n. m. MED Syphilis non vénérienne, endémique en Afrique sahélienne …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Bejel — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 A65 Endemische Syphilis Nichtvenerische Syphilis Bejel Njovera …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bejel — Le bejel ou syphilis endémique non vénérienne est une tréponématose ensemble de maladies provoquées par les tréponèmes due à Treponema pallidum endemicum qui se manifeste par une maladie chronique de la peau. La transmission de la maladie n est… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bejel — /bej euhl/, n. Pathol. a nonvenereal syphilis occurring mainly among children in certain subtropical areas of southern Africa and southeastern Asia, caused by the spirochete strain Treponema pallidum endemicum. [1925 30; < Ar bajl] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • bejel — endemic syphilis; n. a long lasting nonvenereal form of syphilis that occurs in the Balkans, Turkey, eastern Mediterranean countries, and the dry savannah regions of North Africa; it is particularly prevalent where standards of personal hygiene… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • bejel — noun Endemic syphilis, a chronic disease of skin and tissue caused by infection by a subspecies of the spirochete Treponema pallidum …   Wiktionary

  • bejel — ► masculino ZOOLOGÍA Pez osteíctico del orden perciformes (Trigla lucerna), de cuerpo comprimido y cabeza con un perfil oblicuo. Su carne es apreciada …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Bejel — Bejẹl   [arabisch] die, , endemische Syphilis, eine infektiöse Krankheit, die zur Gruppe der tropischen Treponematosen gezählt wird …   Universal-Lexikon

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