Treponema pallidum

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Treponema pallidum

[‚trep·ə‚nē·mə ′pal·ə·dəm]
(microbiology)
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 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.