A 46-year-old member asked:
what is the difference between treponema pertenue and treponema pallidum bacteria?
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Treponema: T. Pertenue causes Yaws disease.
T. Pallidum causes Syphilis.
Other Treponemas are T. Carateum which causes Pinta.
Main species of those bacteria is calle T. Pallidum. All other names are subspecies of that, to include;
T.P. Pertenue , T.P. Pallidum, T.P. Carateum.
Last updated Apr 16, 2015
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