Treponema pallidum

(redirected from treponema)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
Related to treponema: leptospira, Treponema pallidum, Treponema denticola, Spirochetes

Treponema pallidum

[‚trep·ə‚nē·mə ′pal·ə·dəm]
(microbiology)
A pathogenic spirochete that causes the sexually transmitted disease syphilis.
References in periodicals archive ?
Clinical value of Treponema pallidum real-time PCR for diagnosis of syphilis.
Seroprevalence of HIV-1, HBV, HTLV-1 and Treponema pallidum among pregnant women in a rural hospital in Southern Ethiopia.
Treponema pallidum is a spirochete--a spiral-shaped bacterium that corkscrews its ways through pinpoint spaces between endothelial cells to flood the bloodstream and invade the body.
We performed an analytical sensitivity analysis of 5 syphilis assays, including 2 automated immunoassays [BioPlex 2200 Syphilis IgG (Bio-Rad Laboratories) and LIAISON[R] Treponema (DiaSorin)], 2 microplate methods [Trep-Sure[TM] (Phoenix Bio-Tech) and CAPTIA[TM] Syphilis-G (Trinity Biotech)], and a manual agglutination assay [SERODIA[R] TP-PA (Fujirebio)].
Patient's CSF VDRL was positive, with a positive serum Treponema pallidum particle agglutination assay (TPPA).
gondii and both IgG and IgM antibodies to Rubella virus; Antibodies to Treponema pallidum was not detected in any of the 593 patients.
Sela has shown a positive relationship between Treponema denticola and aggressive periodontitis [17].
Interaction between Treponema bryantii and cellulolytic bacteria in the in vitro degradation of straw cellulose.
This cranberry fraction has inhibited proteolytic activities of three major periodontal pathogens: Porphyromonas gingivalis, Tannerella forsythia and Treponema denticola.
No abnormalities were found on (i) multimodal evoked potentials (VEP, BAEP, upper and lower limb SEP and MEP), (ii) coagulation tests, (iii) neurovascular assessment (transoesophageal echocardiography, electrocardiography, extra- and intracranial neurovascular ultrasound, MR angiography), (iv) infectious assessment (PCR/antibody titres in serum and CSF against borrelia, listeria, treponema pallidum, toxoplasma; VCV, HSV-1, HSV-2, HIV, HAV, HBV, HCV, EBV, CMV, adeno-, entero-, echo, rubella-, mumps-, measles-virus) and (v) immunological tests (chest CT and ACE, ANA, rheuma factor, c-ANCA, p-ANCA, antibodies against double-stranded DNA, antibodies against the Sm antigen, antiphospholipid antibodies in serum).
Contributors describe the applied genomics of some oral bacteria, horizontal gene transfer in oral bacteria, cell-to-cell communication in oral microbial communities, the molecular biology of carcinogenic bacteria, molecular windows into the pathogenic properties of Aggregaribacter acinomycetemcomitans, the molecular biology of Porphyromonas gingivalis, the molecular biology of the survival and virulence of Treponema denticola, the molecular basis of host-pathogen interaction in the oral cavity and of host defense mechanisms in oral disease, and molecular approaches to vaccination against oral infections.
The Rapid Plasma Reagin for syphilis was reactive with a 1:1 titre; Treponema passive particle agglutination and syphilis enzyme immune assay were also reactive suggesting either latent, previously treated or early treponemal infection.