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Gummata are growths of pink, fleshy tissue that contain
syphilis bacteria. They may appear as nodules or
ulcers or become masses that are like tumors. Gummata are rare and may be up to 0.5 in. (1 cm) in size. Common sites of gummata include the:
Antibiotic treatment cures the syphilis infection and
stops the development of gummata. But the scar tissue that forms after
successful treatment will probably not go away.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 27, 2016
Current as of:
May 27, 2016
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kevin C. Kiley, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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