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gum·ma

 (gŭm′ə)
n. pl. gum·mas or gum·ma·ta (gŭm′ə-tə)
A small rubbery granuloma that has a necrotic center and is enclosed by an inflamed fibrous capsule. It is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis.

[New Latin, from Late Latin, gum; see gum1.]

gum′ma·tous adj.

gumma

(ˈɡʌmə)
n, pl -mas or -mata (-mətə)
(Pathology) pathol a rubbery tumour characteristic of advanced syphilis, occurring esp on the skin, liver, brain, or heart
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin gummi gum1]
ˈgummatous adj

gum•ma

(ˈgʌm ə)

n., pl. gum•mas, gum•ma•ta (ˈgʌm ə tə)
a rubbery tumorlike lesion associated with tertiary syphilis.
[1715–25; < New Latin; see gum1]
gum′ma•tous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gumma - a small rubbery granuloma that is characteristic of an advanced stage of syphilis
granuloma - a tumor composed of granulation tissue resulting from injury or inflammation or infection
Translations
Gumma

gum·ma

n. abrv. goma, abreviatura de syphilitic gumma, tumor sifilítico.

gumma

n goma m&f
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sup][7],[22],[23],[24],[26],[27] Two patients were diagnosed as gummatous syphilis of the adrenal gland,[sup][3] and hepatic gummas and syphilitic episcleritis.
Gummas (benign granulomas on the skin and internal organs), cardiovascular syphilis, neurosyphilis and spinal disease can all develop because of immune responses to reservoirs of T.
Table 1 5 Stages of syphilis Stage Symptoms Primary syphilis Chancre in genitalia (often unnoticed) Secondary syphilis Maculopapular, non-tender rash; fever; lymphadenopathy; condyloma latum (genital) Latent syphilis Asymptomatic; serum nontreponemal and treponemal antibody tests are positive Tertiary syphilis Multiple organ-system involvement: Nerve involvement (deafness), aortic root dilation, aortitis, gummas (liver, bone, skin, spleen) Neurosyphilis Any stage can progress to neurologic involvement.