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Treponema pallidum (redirected from T.pallidum)
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Treponema pallidum[‚trep·ə‚nē·mə ′pal·ə·dəm]
A pathogenic spirochete that causes the sexually transmitted disease syphilis.
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Venereal Disease Rese-arch Laboratory (VDRL) and Rapid Plasma Reagin (RPR) which do not detect antibodies to T.pallidum
. These tests detect antibodies to reagin which is a com-bination of cardiolipin, lecithin and cholesterol.
In contrast, molecular typification has revealed to be a useful method with which to detect some of these subspecies, such as the one affecting humans, the T.pallidum
These sera showed reaction against other fraction of T.pallidum
, mainly Tp17 and Tp15 as observed in WB performed with native antigen of T.