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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:
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.
October 8, 2013
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
& Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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