spirochetemia


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spi·ro·chet·e·mi·a

(spī'rō-kē-tē'mē-ă),
Presence of spirochetes in the blood.
[spirochete + G. haima, blood]

spirochetemia

[spī′rōkətē′mē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, speira, coil, chaite + haima, blood
the presence of spirochetal organisms in the blood. See also spirochete.

spi·ro·chet·e·mi·a

(spī'rō-kē-tē'mē-ă)
Presence of spirochetes in the blood.
Synonym(s): spirochaetaemia.
[spirochete + G. haima, blood]

spirochetemia

(spī″rō-kē-tē′mē-ă) [″ + chaite, hair, + haima, blood]
Spirochetes in the blood.
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The 8 birds were monitored for spirochetemia for 7 days postinoculation by intravenous collection of blood from the wing's brachial vein and darkfield microscopic examination (x400) of the wet, unstained blood.
hermsii and examined for spirochetemia levels for the next 7 days.
T cells do not appear to have a major role in the resolution of spirochetemia (32).
Cutting edge: the spirochetemia of murine relapsing fever is cleared by complement-independent bactericidal antibodies.
Each acute phase of spirochetemia contains a population of spirochetes composed almost entirely of one serotype (48).
Eighteen (19%) of the 95 ticks transmitted spirochetes, and with every infection the first spirochetemia in mice had the same serotype ingested previously by the tick.
This ongoing change in Vmp synthesis allows the relapsing fever spirochete population to reestablish itself in the host, thus leading to spirochetemia and the relapse of fever.