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bejel

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noun bej·el \ ˈbej-əl \

medical Definition of bejel

:a disease that is endemic chiefly in children of dry hot regions of northern Africa, Asia, and the Middle East, is marked by bone and skin lesions, and is caused by a spirochete of the genus Treponema (T. endemicum) closely related to the causative agent of syphilis called also endemic syphilis

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