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Infections caused by spirochaetes 

Infections caused by spirochaetes
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Infections caused by spirochaetes
Author(s):

Philippa C. Matthews

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198737773.003.0005
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date: 10 December 2017

This chapter consists of short notes, diagrams, and tables to summarize infections caused by spirochaetes. The chapter begins with a classification system to divide these organisms into Treponema, Borrelia, Leptospira, and Brachyspira. Separate sections then follow on the infections of most clinical significance for the tropics and subtropics, including leptospirosis, syphilis, non-venereal treponemes, and relapsing fevers. For ease of reference, each topic is broken down into sections, including classification, epidemiology, microbiology, pathophysiology, clinical syndromes, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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