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

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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Herring et al,17 evalu-ated nine rapid syphilis ICT kits and reported their sensitivity ranging from 84.5 to 97.7% and specificity from 93 - 98% when compared against TPHA or T.pallidum particle agglutination (TPPA) as reference method/gold standard.