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pinta

a tropical infectious skin disease caused by the bacterium Treponema carateum and characterized by the formation of papules and loss of pigmentation in circumscribed areas

pinta

[′pēnt·ə]
(medicine)
A disease of the skin seen most frequently in tropical America, characterized by dyschromic changes and hyperkeratosis in patches of the skin; caused by the spirochete Treponema carateum. Also known as carate; mal de pinto; piquite; purupuru; quitiqua.