spirochetemia


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spirochetemia

[‚spī·rə‚kēd′ē·mē·ə]
(medicine)
The presence of spirochetes in the blood.
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miyamotoi spirochetemia during the acute phase of the disease.
Myocarditis may be caused by the presence of Borrelia burgdorferi in cardiac muscle during spirochetemia which appears comparatively early.
hermsii spirochetemia, confirming that the tick was infected and supporting the mode of transmission.
TBRF is responsible for recurring fever associated with spirochetemia. In recent years, the extent of relapsing fever caused by infection with B.
hermsii produced a detectable spirochetemia in 1 chicken inoculated subcutaneously.
Briefly, successive waves of spirochetemia characteristically seen in relapsing fever are associated with different antigenic variants, which result from rearrangement of silent variable membrane protein genes into an expression locus.
EDTA-treated whole-blood samples from these patients were injected intraperitoneally into mice, and the two samples positive by microscopic examination also produced detectable levels of spirochetemia in mice.
Eighteen (19%) of the 95 ticks transmitted spirochetes, and with every infection the first spirochetemia in mice had the same serotype ingested previously by the tick.
Hallmark features of relapsing fever include cyclic fever and spirochetemia. The molecular basis for these features can be attributed to the differential production of dominant variable surface antigens of the Vmp protein families (16).