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:
Antibiotic 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.
|Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine|
|Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology|
|Last Revised||October 8, 2013|
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