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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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Treponema pallidum = syphilis?

Treponema pallidum = syphilis?

Syphilis: Syphilis is the name of an infection caused by a bacterium called treponema pallidum. ...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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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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Treated for treponema palladium 26 yrs ago. Can a'bodies still b present/interfere w/lymes wblot?

Syphilis: Yes you can have what is called serofast lues, in which the serology remains positive. It is unlikely to cause a false-positive western blot for lyme. ...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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What does it mean to have minor bilateral calcification in globus pallidus?

What does it mean to have minor bilateral calcification in globus pallidus?

Few things: Calcifications in globus pallidus portion of basal ganglia are usually detected by ct of brain. In older individuals (1% population) calcifications are part of aging process. Younger than 40y are abnormal and should have workup by physician. Calcifications can be idiopathic (farr diseae) heavy metals, cong. Infections, metabolic (renal failure, 2ndary hyperparathyroidism, etc.). ...Read more

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47 yo fem. W/fatigue, ha & memory loss. Mri 9/9 & 11/12/13 abnormal t2 hyperintensity involving the globus pallidus bilaterally. Neuro says normal?

47 yo fem. W/fatigue, ha & memory loss. Mri 9/9 & 11/12/13 abnormal t2 hyperintensity involving the globus pallidus bilaterally. Neuro says normal?

Let's evaluate: Your fatigue, memory loss, and headaches are not "normal", and can be caused by thyroid, b-vitamin deficiencies, psychological issues, migraine, infection, etc. The bilateral t-2 lesions may be nonspecific, but should not be glibly dismissed, at this point. A cause for your complaints should be sought. Consider a second opinion. ...Read more

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