Definitions for treponema pallidum
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Treponema pallidum is a spirochaete bacterium with subspecies that cause treponemal diseases such as syphilis, bejel, pinta and yaws. The treponemes have a cytoplasmic and outer membrane. Using light microscopy treponemes are only visible using Dark field illumination.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The causative agent of venereal and non-venereal syphilis as well as yaws.
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