Spirochetes disease

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Spirochetes disease

Spirochetes diseases are a group of illnesses or infections caused by spiral shaped bacteria called spirochetes (also spelled spirocheates). Not all types of spriochete bacteria cause disease in humans, but many do. Syphilis, Lyme disease, bejel, yaws, pinta, leptospirosis, rat biting fever and relapsing fever are all caused by types of spirochete bacteria. Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments are different for each disease. Even the way the infections are spread is different for each disease, for example Lymes disease is spread by deer ticks where as bejel, yaws and pinta are spread by close skin contact with an infected person. For more on any of the diseases caused by spirochetes, see Syphilis, Lyme disease, Bejel, Yaws, Pinta, Leptospirosis, Rat bite fever, and Relapsing fever.

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The terms "Spirochetes disease" returned 42 free, full-text research articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Genetic characterization of the human relapsing fever spirochete Borrelia miyamotoi in vectors and animal reservoirs of Lyme disease spirochetes in France.
 

Author(s): Jean-François Cosson, Lorraine Michelet, Julien Chotte, Evelyne Le Naour, Martine Cote, Elodie Devillers, Marie-Lazarine Poulle, Dominique Huet, Maxime Galan, Julia Geller, Sara Moutailler, Muriel Vayssier-Taussat

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In France as elsewhere in Europe the most prevalent TBD in humans is Lyme borreliosis, caused by different bacterial species belonging to Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato complex and transmitted by the most important tick species in France, Ixodes ricinus. However, the diagnosis of ...

Last Updated: 6 Jun 2014

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Seasonal prevalence of Lyme disease spirochetes in a heterothermic mammal, the edible dormouse (Glis glis).
 

Author(s): Joanna Fietz, Jürgen Tomiuk, Franz-Rainer Matuschka, Dania Richter

Journal: Appl. Environ. Microbiol.. 2014 Jun;80(12):3615-21.

 

In Europe, dormice serve as competent reservoir hosts for particular genospecies of the tick-borne agent of Lyme disease (LD) and seem to support them more efficiently than do mice or voles. The longevity of edible dormice (Glis glis) and their attractiveness for ticks may result ...

Last Updated: 30 Jul 2014

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Versatile roles of CspA orthologs in complement inactivation of serum-resistant Lyme disease spirochetes.
 

Author(s): Claudia Hammerschmidt, Arno Koenigs, Corinna Siegel, Teresia Hallström, Christine Skerka, Reinhard Wallich, Peter F Zipfel, Peter Kraiczy

Journal: Infect. Immun.. 2014 Jan;82(1):380-92.

 

CspA of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi represents a key molecule in immune evasion, protecting borrelial cells from complement-mediated killing. As previous studies focused almost exclusively on CspA of B. burgdorferi, here we investigate the different binding capacities ...

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2013

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The terms "Spirochetes disease" returned 3 free, full-text review articles on human participants. First 3 results:

Biological aspects of Lyme disease spirochetes: unique bacteria of the Borrelia burgdorferi species group.
 

Author(s): Michal Krupka, Milan Raska, Jana Belakova, Milada Horynova, Radko Novotny, Evzen Weigl

Journal: Biomed Pap Med Fac Univ Palacky Olomouc Czech Repub. 2007 Dec;151(2):175-86.

 

Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato is a group of at least twelve closely related species some of which are responsible for Lyme disease, the most frequent zoonosis in Europe and the USA. Many of the biological features of Borrelia are unique in prokaryotes and very interesting not only ...

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2008

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Vector interactions and molecular adaptations of lyme disease and relapsing fever spirochetes associated with transmission by ticks.
 

Author(s): Tom G Schwan, Joseph Piesman

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. 2002 Feb;8(2):115-21.

 

Pathogenic spirochetes in the genus Borrelia are transmitted primarily by two families of ticks. The Lyme disease spirochete, Borrelia burgdorferi, is transmitted by the slow-feeding ixodid tick Ixodes scapularis, whereas the relapsing fever spirochete, B. hermsii, is transmitted ...

Last Updated: 18 Mar 2002

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The bdr gene families of the Lyme disease and relapsing fever spirochetes: potential influence on biology, pathogenesis, and evolution.
 

Author(s): D M Roberts, J A Carlyon, M Theisen, R T Marconi

Journal: Emerging Infect. Dis.. ;6(2):110-22.

 

Species of the genus Borrelia cause human and animal infections, including Lyme disease, relapsing fever, and epizootic bovine abortion. The borrelial genome is unique among bacterial genomes in that it is composed of a linear chromosome and a series of linear and circular plasmids. ...

Last Updated: 25 May 2000

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Meditation and Stretching for Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome
 

Status: Not yet recruiting

Condition Summary: Post Treatment Lyme Disease Syndrome

 

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2015

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Evaluation, Treatment, and Follow-up of Patients With Lyme Disease
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lyme Disease

 

Last Updated: 17 Mar 2015

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Evaluation of Lyme Disease: Clinical, Microbiological and Immunological Characteristics
 

Status: Recruiting

Condition Summary: Lyme Disease

 

Last Updated: 16 Oct 2014

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