Endemic non-venereal syphilis (bejel) in Saudi Arabia.

  title={Endemic non-venereal syphilis (bejel) in Saudi Arabia.},
  author={J L Pace and George W. Csonka},
  journal={The British journal of venereal diseases},
  volume={60 5},
A total of 2515 people attending a large military hospital in Saudi Arabia was studied clinically, serologically, and (when appropriate) radiologically for evidence of treponematosis. The indications are that non-venereal endemic syphilis (bejel) is prevalent among the nomadic communities living in rural areas. In contrast, venereal syphilis is much less common, and is found almost exclusively in urban populations. Some of the high risk regions for bejel have been identified, and many people… CONTINUE READING


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