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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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What is the spirochete bacterium treponema pallidum?

Dr. Valentin Drezaliu
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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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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Treponema pallidum = syphilis?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Treponema pallidum  = syphilis?

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

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Dr. Simon Kimm
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Why is treponema pallidum hard to culture?

Dr. Simon Kimm
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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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Dr. James Ferguson
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How does treponema pallidum effect the baby?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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What does nonreactive treponema pallidum mean?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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See details: It means the test for syphilis is negative. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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What is the cure of treponema pallidum (syphilis)?

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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What can do if I have treponema pallidum syphilis?

Dr. Ed Friedlander
Board Certified, Pathology
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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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Dr. Alan Ali
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What is the difference between treponema pertenue and treponema pallidum bacteria?

Dr. Alan Ali
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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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Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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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.

Dr. Johnnie Strickland Jr
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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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Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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What is the definition or description of: bacterium?

Dr. David J. Rosenfeld
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What is the definition or description of: bacterium?

See below: Any of a domain (bacteria) of prokaryotic round, spiral, or rod-shaped single-celled microorganisms that may lack cell walls or are gram-positive or gram-negative if they have cell walls, that are often aggregated into colonies or motile by means of flagella, that typically live in soil, water, organic matter, or the bodies of plants and animals. ...Read more

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