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What are gummas, and how are they related to syphilis?

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Gummas are small bumps of dead tissue and fiber. They can form throughout your body if you don’t get treated for syphilis. You can get them in your internal organs and on bones or skin in the late stages. They typically go away with treatment.

SOURCES:

CDC: “Syphilis – CDC Fact Sheet.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Syphilis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Syphilis.”

National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Condition Information.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 08, 2019

SOURCES:

CDC: “Syphilis – CDC Fact Sheet.”

Cleveland Clinic: “Syphilis.”

Mayo Clinic: “Syphilis.”

National Institutes of Health: National Institute of Child Health and Human Development: “Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Condition Information.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on May 08, 2019

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