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- n. The tropical disease yaws.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A skin-disease of Ceylon, supposed to be the same as frambœsia or yaws.
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The disease in question is called "parangi," and is defined by Mr. Kinsey (_British Medical Journal_) as a specific disease, produced by such causes as lead to debilitation of the system; propagated by contagion, generally through an abrasion or sore, but sometimes by simple contact with a sound surface; marked by an ill-defined period of incubation, followed by certain premonitory symptoms referable to the general system, then by the evolution of successive crops of a characteristic eruption, which pass on in weakly subjects into unhealthy and spreading ulcers whose cicatrices are very prone to contraction; running a definite course; attacking all ages, and amenable to appropriate treatment.
Persons who have had parangi and passed safely through it, are not left in impaired health at all, but often live to an old age.
Although some of the sequelæ of the disease are most painful, yet death does not often directly result from them, nor is parangi itself