Treponema pallidum


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Trep·o·ne·ma pal·li·dum

a bacterial species that causes syphilis in humans; this organism can be experimentally transmitted to anthropoid apes and to rabbits; it is the type species of the genus Treponema.

Treponema pallidum

an actively motile, slender spirochetal organism that causes syphilis.

Treponema pallidum

Infectious disease The spirochete that causes syphilis Epidemiology 9000 cases/yrs–US, primarily in the SE US. See FTA-ABS, Syphilis, TORCH. Cf Pinta, Yaws.

Trep·o·ne·ma pal·li·dum

(trepō-nēmă pali-dŭm)
A bacterial species that causes syphilis in humans.

Trep·o·ne·ma pal·li·dum

(trepō-nēmă pali-dŭm)
Bacterial species that causes syphilis in humans.
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469 RPR-positive * TPPA, Treponema pallidum particle agglutination; RPR, rapid plasma regain test.
Unfortunately, techniques to detect Treponema pallidum in primary lesions (either by darkfield microscopy, direct immunofluorescence or amplified molecular technologies) are usually not available in most settings in developing countries, and clinicians usually have to rely on serological tests to establish a diagnosis.
The 2 commonly used specific treponemal tests are Treponema pallidum hemagglutination (TPHA) and fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption (FTA-ABS).
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They decoded the entire genome of spiral-shaped Treponema pallidum, the bacterium that causes it.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease (STD) caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.
Antibody tests were negative for hepatitis B virus, hepatitis C virus, HIV, human T-lymphotropic viruses 1 and 2, and Treponema pallidum, but testing for cytomegalovirus and EpsteinBarr virus showed previous exposure.
Making this change was comfortable because the treponemal syphilis IgG ETA had equal sensitivity and greater specificity for Treponema pallidum compared to the non-treponemal rapid plasma reagin (RPR) test.
Syphilis Screen - Available on the IMMULITE System, this fully automated assay qualitatively detects antibodies to Treponema Pallidum, eliminating the risk of manual transcription errors associated with traditional syphilis testing.
Comparison of recombinant-antigen enzyme immunoassay with Treponema pallidum haemagglutination test for serological confirmation of syphilis.
When using immunoperoxidase staining for Treponema pallidum, look for organisms at the perijunctional zone.

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