treponemicidal

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treponemicidal

 [trep″o-ne″mĭ-si´dal]
destroying treponemas.

trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal

(trep'ō-nē'mi-sī'dăl),
Destructive to any species of Treponema, but usually with reference to T. pallidum, the microorganisms responsible for syphillis.
Synonym(s): antitreponemal
[Treponema + L. caedo, to kill]

treponemicidal

/trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal/ (-ne″mĭ-si´dal) destroying treponemas.

trep·o·ne·mi·ci·dal

(trep'ō-nē'mi-sī'dăl)
Destructive to any species of Treponema, but usually with reference to T. pallidum.
Synonym(s): antitreponemal.
[Treponema + L. caedo, to kill]
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76) Working at the Public Health Service's eponymous Venereal Disease Research Laboratory (VDRL) on Staten Island, John Mahoney discovered the antitreponemal properties of penicillin in 1943.
In such cases, the CDC has recommended retesting samples with a second treponemal assay to confirm the presence of antitreponemal antibodies (4).
Treponemal tests: Treponemal tests, including the FIA-Abs (fluorescent treponemal antibody absorption) test and syphilis immunoassays, detect antitreponemal antibodies and indicate exposure to syphilis during the patient's lifetime.
An example of antitreponemal antibody staining in a patient diagnosed with syphilis is shown in Figure 1.
Results for syphilis tests: Syphilis diagnostics in the republican blood centers are based on the Wassermann test, while the oblast blood center screens for Antitreponemal AB/TPHA.
Repeat antitreponemal tests during this admission confirmed false-positive syphilis serology.