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Infections caused by spirochaetes 

Infections caused by spirochaetes
Infections caused by spirochaetes

Philippa C. Matthews

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Classification of spirochaetes

Syphilis Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum

Non-venereal treponemes

Non-venereal treponemes: Bejel Treponema pallidum subspecies endemicum

Non-venereal treponemes: pinta Treponema pallidum subspecies carateum

Non-venereal treponemes: yaws Treponema pallidum subspecies pertenue

Relapsing fever Borrelia species

Leptospirosis Leptospira species

e.g. Leptospira interrogans, Leptospira ictohaemorrhagiae