Brachyspira

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Brachyspira

(brā″kē-spī′ră) [″ + spir(ochete)]
A genus of spirochete that occasionally colonizes the lower gastrointestinal tract. It causes dysentery in animals such as dogs or pigs and has been identified as a cause of human disease, e.g., abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.