does anyone know a pharmacy in the us that sells ointment for lota if so where and whats the name of it?

lota has more than one name some people may know it by PINTA,AZUL,CARATE,EMPEINES,MAL DEL PINTO,TINA depending on what island you are from.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Been looking up rare diseases online? lol

    Important

    It is possible that the main title of the report Pinta is not the name you expected. Please check the synonyms listing to find the alternate name(s) and disorder subdivision(s) covered by this report.

    Synonyms

    Azul

    Carate

    Empeines

    Lota

    Mal del Pinto

    Tina

    Pinta is a rare infectious tropical disease affecting the skin that is caused by the bacterium Treponema carateum, which is transmitted by direct, nonsexual contact. Pinta progresses through three distinct stages, which are characterized by various skin lesions and discoloration. Other organ systems are not affected. Exposed areas of the skin such as the face and extremities are most often affected.

    Pinta is classified as a treponematosis, which is an infectious disease caused by a treponema. Treponemas are a genus of spiral-shaped bacteria (spirochetes). Treponemas caused several infectious diseases including pinta, yaws, and syphilis.

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