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spi·ro·che·tal

(spī'rō-kē'tăl),
Relating to spirochetes, especially to infection with such organisms.
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spirochete

(spī′rō-kēt)
Any member of the order Spirochaetales.
spirochetal, adjective
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Stricker, "Filament formation associated with spirochetal infection: a comparative approach to Morgellons disease," Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dermatology, vol.
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted disease caused by the spirochetal bacterium Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum.
The clone libraries of the spirochete-specific PCR products showed that clones retrieved from all investigated bivalve species matched sequences of the spirochetal group.
Donated blood may also contain viral, bacterial, spirochetal, parasitic and fungal organisms the donor was battling.
Concurrent neocortical borreliosis and Alzheimer's disease: Demonstration of a spirochetal cyst form.
It is the "Great Imitator" of this Millennium, spirochetal paresis (neuro-syphilis) having been its precursor and its model ...
The study also tested 176 serum samples from patients in a nonendemic area who were hospitalized for conditions including spirochetal infections or autoimmune or neurologic diseases; overall specificity was 99%.
Patients and some clinicians believe that these symptoms result from persistent spirochetal infection, whereas most researchers believe that the postinfection maladies experienced by these patients have other explanations such as re-infection, immune dysregulation, or an autoimmune inflammatory response.
As with other spirochetal infections, such as syphilis, LD causes stage-related disease.