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Treponema pallidum = syphilis?

Treponema pallidum = syphilis?

Syphilis: Syphilis is the name of an infection caused by a bacterium called treponema pallidum. ...Read more

Dr. H. Hunter Handsfield
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Syphilis (Definition)

A sexually transmitted disease involving a ...Read more


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What is the cure of treponema pallidum (syphilis)?

What is the cure of treponema pallidum (syphilis)?

Treatment: Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. Follow-up testing is recommended. ...Read more

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What can do if I have treponema pallidum syphilis?

What can do if I have treponema pallidum syphilis?

Easy to treat: A short course of antibiotics will prevent the late effects of syphilis, which may include dementia, insanity, decades in severe pain, mutilating bone and skin lesions, or a rupture of your aorta. ...Read more

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Why is treponema pallidum hard to culture?

Why is treponema pallidum hard to culture?

Obligate parasite.: Treponema pallidum is the pathogen that causes syphilis. It is very difficult to grow in culture because unlike most bacteria, it cannot survive outside of mammalian cells (i.e. On a petri dish), thus it is considered an obligate parasite. It has limited metabolic capacity, and cannot synthesize many biomolecules, which it requires from a living host. This has posed a hurdle for researchers. ...Read more

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How does treponema pallidum effect the baby?

How does treponema pallidum effect the baby?

Depends: T.Pallidum, the germ cause of syphilis can pass from mother to child in any stage of pregnancy. The effect on the embryo or fetus ranges from death to major multiple-organ disease to a mild neonatal form that may be overlooked, but can cause long term defects. Ob's typically screen early & late in pregnancy to find & treat this condition as soon as possible. Newborns may have meningitis. ...Read more

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What is the spirochete bacterium treponema pallidum?

What is the spirochete bacterium treponema pallidum?

Bacteria: It is a bacteria that is causing syphilis. A very serious disease because if not treated will affect all your internal organs including nervous system, it is very easy to treat with penicilin. ...Read more

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What is the difference between treponema pertenue and treponema pallidum bacteria?

What is the difference between treponema pertenue and treponema pallidum bacteria?

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. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic joint pain (most joints) in otherwise healthy 25 yo male? Rf, ana, treponema pallidum, sedimentation rate all normal.

Inflammation: Inflammation has many possible causes. There is the possibility of seronegative RA (ra test is negative); given that all of your tests are negative focus on nutritional causes. Stop all acid intake especially sodas; increase antioxidant intake and herbal antiinflammatories and a new product on the market that has been shown to reduce oxidative stress to near nothing. Www. Medacpc. Com for more. ...Read more

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How could syphilis test be negative and anticardiolipin autoantibody be positive? Do some syphilis tests only look for antibodies to t. Pallidum?

How could syphilis test be negative and anticardiolipin autoantibody be positive? Do some syphilis tests only look for antibodies to t. Pallidum?

Different types of: Tests. There are two different types of tests, one being RPR and it has more false positives due to auto-antibodies. Tests specific for treponemal antigens are more specific. ...Read more

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Can syphilis be cured?

Germ can be killed: The germs of syphillis can be cured with antibiotics. If that germ has injured or destroyed some tissues in your body those tissues may or may not be able to recover after treatment. ...Read more

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What is black syphilis?

A myth: There's no such thing as "black syphilis." it's an old myth, perhaps told to soldiers to keep them from having sex with locals. ...Read more

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How is advanced syphilis treated?

How is advanced syphilis treated?

Penicillin: Preferably with penicillin, either by injection, or, or when it involves the nervous system, by IV infusion for 10 to 14 days. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Primary: Syphilis has three phases. Primary, secondary and tertiary and each is quite different in its presentation. Primary syphilis usually shows what is termed a hard chancre. This is a skin ulcer with raised edges and a firm non-tender center. It can appear anywhere the organism entered your body, usually on the genetalia or the mucous membranes of the mouth (tongue is not uncommon). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syphilis?

Depends: Depends on the stage of the syphilis. So therefore if you are concerned see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Syphilis negative at 6 weeks would I be finr?

Syphilis: Yes. Most likely you are fine. But, I would watch for any red bumps that may appear on your hands or feet and if this happens get back to see your physician. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for syphilis?

You can kill germ: The syphillis germ can be killed with antibiotics. Tissue that has been scarred or distroyed by the germ before it was detected may or may not recover from the injury. ...Read more

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If untreated is syphilis deadly?

Absolutely: The Tuskeegee study, in which mostly black men in the US south known to have syphilis were followed until they became symptomatic with the advanced disease rather than being treated, was a crime. However, it left no doubt that one can indeed die of syphilis. Even today, one occasionally sees neurosyphilis or a ruptured thoracic aneurysm. ...Read more

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Why is the tibia bowed anteriorly in syphilis?

Saber shin: Many diseases can cause periostitis & bone softening, syphilis being one of them. Anterior bowing is "…due to abnormal weightbearing" according to extract from imaging of tropical diseases: with epidemiological, pathological. .., volume 2
by philip e. S. Palmer, maurice merrick reeder. ...Read more

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What happens if you can't have a penisillin shot for syphilis?

What happens if you can't have a penisillin shot for syphilis?

Treatment: Depending on the stage of syphilis, intramuscular of intravenous penicillin is recommended with Doxycycline as a back up for penicillin allergy. ...Read more

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What is syphilis virus?

Bacteria, not virus: There is no syphilis virus. Syphilis is a bacterial disease, caused by treponema pallidum, a spirochete. ...Read more

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What's the treatment for syphilis?

Penicillin: Injectable (intramuscular) penicillin remaims the treatment of choice for all stages of syphilis. If the patient is penicillin allergic, other choices include tetracyclines, macrolides, such as erthromycin and ceftriaxone. Duration of therapy depends on the stage of the disease. Some of the non penicillin treatments suffer from antibiotic resistance. Follow up to insure cure is advised. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for syphilis?

Depends: Rx for syphillis depends on the type, newborn or acquired;stage, early or late and complications. Penicillin is the primary drug treatment. Management of new cases includes parameters such as detecting other std's, finding & treating exposed contacts, etc. Followup includes testing to be sure the initial treatment is successful. ...Read more

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Is syphilis a virus or something else?

Not a virus: Syphilis is caused by a bacteria called a spirochete. Unlike a virus, it can be easily treated and cured with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Does syphilis rash can be itchy?

Does syphilis rash can be itchy?

Rarely: It is very rare for syphilis rash to itch. Probably it's something else. But if you have been at risk for STDs, don't take the chance; get checked for syphilis and other STDs. ...Read more

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Is syphilis big quarter blister?

Syphilis: Many people do not know they got syphilis because the sore was not visible in their vagina, rectum or throats. The sore of the primary lesion of syphilis is not painful in general. ...Read more

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