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Friday 28 November 2003

Definition: Infectious agents of spirochetoses. Spirochetes are Gram-negative, slender corkscrew-shaped bacteria with axial periplasmic flagella wound around a helical protoplasm. The bacteria are covered in a membrane called an outer sheath, which may mask bacterial antigens from the host immune response.

Pathology (spirochetoses)

- syphilis
- campylobacter
- digestive infections (diarrhea)
- placental and fetal infections

  • chorioamnionitis
  • villous vasculitis

See also

- infectious agents

  • bacterias

- Infections