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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1-3) Non-treponemal Treponemal Venereal research disease Immunoassay (IA) laboratory (VDRL) Rapid plasma regain (RPR) Fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS) Unhealed serum regain (USR) Treponema pallidum particle Agglutination (TP-PA) Toludine red unheated serum test TRUST) Western blot
The diagnosis of syphilis, caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum, is usually straightforward.
ducreyi is often missed when the patient is coinfected with the herpes simplex virus or with Treponema pallidum.
We retrospectively investigated 54 402 donations (all donations at the Central Institute of Blood Transfusion in Innsbruck in 1996) that were screened for HCV antibodies, hepatitis B surface antigen, HIV-1 and -2 antibodies, Treponema pallidum (hemagglutinin assay, TPHA), liver enzyme alanine amino-transferase, and serum neopterin (IMMUtest, BRAHMS-Diagnostica), as regulated by the Austrian Guidelines for Transfusion Medicine.
It's unclear whether the syphilis test actually detects Treponema pallidum, the syphilis-causing bacterium, during its infectious stage, says McCullough.
The subspecies of the bacterium Treponema pallidum that cause the non-sexually transmitted diseases yaws (subsp.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochetal bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum.
The STD panel tests for Atopobium vaginae, Chlamydia trachomatis, Gardnerella vaginalis, Haemophilus ducreyi, Mycoplasma hominis, Mycoplasma genitalium, Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Treponema pallidum, Trichomonas vaginalis and Ureaplasma urealyticum.
A mutation was identified in a Treponema pallidum specimen obtained from a patient who failed azithromycin, and resistance was confirmed in a strain of the disease that carried the mutation.
SYPHILIS is a chronic infection caused by the spirochete Treponema pallidum.
Serological investigations (antibodies against Toxoplasma gondii, Epstein Barr virus, rubella virus, cytomegalovirus, herpes simplex virus, Treponema pallidum, hepatitis B and C viruses, enterovirus, Coxsackie virus) were negative.

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