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spirochete

 [spi´ro-kēt]
a highly coiled bacterium; a general term applied to any organism of the order Spirochaetales, which includes the genera Borrelia, Leptospira, and Treponema. Spirochetes are the causative organisms of syphilis, yaws, lyme disease, and various other diseases. adj., adj spiroche´tal.

spi·ro·chete

(spī'rō-kēt),
A vernacular term used to refer to any organism resembling a Leptospira, Spirochaeta, or Treponema cell.

spirochete

/spi·ro·chete/ (spi´ro-kēt)
1. any microorganism of the order Spirochaetales.
2. an organism of the genus Spirochaeta. spiroche´tal

spirochete

(spī′rə-kēt′)
n.
Any of various slender, spiral, motile bacteria of the order Spirochaetales, many of which are pathogenic, causing syphilis, relapsing fever, yaws, and other diseases.

spi′ro·chet′al (-kēt′l) adj.

spirochete

[spī′rəkēt′]
Etymology: Gk, speira, coil, chaite, hair
any bacterium of the genus Spirochaeta that is motile and spiral-shaped with flexible filaments. Kinds of spirochetes include the organisms responsible for leptospirosis, relapsing fever, syphilis, and yaws. Also spelled spirochaete. Compare Bacillus, coccus, vibrio. spirochetal, adj.

spi·ro·chete

(spī'rō-kēt)
A vernacular term used to refer to any organism resembling a Leptospira, Spirochaeta, or Treponema cell.

Spirochete

Any of a family of spiral- or coil-shaped bacteria known as Spirochetae. L. interrogans is a spirochete, as well as the organisms that cause syphilis and relapsing fever.

spi·ro·chete

(spī'rō-kēt)
A vernacular term used to refer to any organism resembling a Leptospira, Spirochaeta, or Treponema cell.

spirochete (spī´rəkēt´),

n a bacterium of the genus
Spirochaeta that is motile and spiral shaped with flexible filaments. They include the organisms responsible for leprosy, relapsing fever, syphilis, and yaws.

spirochete

1. a highly coiled bacterium; a general term applied to any organism of the order Spirochaetales, which includes the causative organisms of human syphilis (Treponema pallidum), of avian spirochetosis (Borrelia anserina) and rabbit spirochetosis (Treponema paraluiscuniculi), and associated with swine dysentery (Brachyspirahyodysenteriae) and footrot of sheep.
2. an organism of the genus Spirochaeta.
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Another limitation of lab testing is that we look for evidence of Lyme in body fluids or tissues where spirochetes do not reside.
Spirochetes were successfully cultured, and genomic sequencing determined that B.
In all biopsies, the hematoxylin-eosin-stained sections revealed a thickened and shaggy basophilic band on the apical cell membrane of the colorectal epithelium; Warthin-Starry stain demonstrated numerous spirochetes (Figure, A and B).
A very intriguing observation in the recent study was the resurgence of non-cultivable spirochetes in all assessed tissues of antimicrobial treated mice after 12 months, and the overall tissue spirochete burden reached the levels detected in sham-treated mice at the same time point (Figure 4).
Immunopathogenesis of Lyme borreliosis transmitted by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi is complicated and not yet fully elucidated.
34,35) It is currently unclear why the incidence of LD is not higher in the southern United States if the spirochete and its tick vector are both present.
miyamotoi spirochetes are more likely to be seen in blood smears than are their burgdorferi cousins.
As stated previously, it takes up to 36 hours of attachment to transfer the spirochete into the blood.
Moreover, rodent-targeted baits containing antibiotics that clear rodents and ticks of spirochetes have also been tested in the lab and the field (Dolan et al.
Serologic surveillance for the Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, in Minnesota by using white-tailed deer as sentinel animals.
Polymerase chain reaction amplification of spirochete 16S ribosomal gene sequences was performed.
Leptospirosis, is a worldwide zoonosis with protean clinical manifestations caused by the spirochete Leptospira interrogans.