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Recognition, Description and Diagnosis

Edited by Neuza Satomi Sato

Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Brazil

Syphilis, a sexually transmitted disease was first described in 15th century, is caused by Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum and occurs worldwide. This book is a collection of chapters presenting the novel knowledge about the T. pallidum and some historical and up to date information about venereal disease and syphilis. The collection of articles includes: immunological aspects recognition of T. pallidum by the pattern recognition receptors of the innate immune; the whole genome analysis of treponemes and new targets for its molecular diagnosis; some historical aspects of venereal diseases treatment; natural history of syphilis including clinical manifestation and epidemiology; a clinical aspects dealing with psychiatric manifestations of neurosyphilis; spatial and temporal patterns of primary syphilis and secondary syphilis described by the spatial and space-time scan statistics; a commonly used methods for laboratorial diagnosis, the serological response to treatment of syphilis and safety in blood transfusion. I hope this book will be useful for students and research fellows as well for the wide audience.

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SyphilisRecognition, Description and DiagnosisEdited by Neuza Satomi Sato

Published: November 21st 2011

DOI: 10.5772/840

ISBN: 978-953-307-554-9

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-6580-4

Copyright year: 2011

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3 Crossref Citations

19 Web of Science Citations

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1. Recognition of Treponema pallidum and Other Spirochetes by the Innate Immune System

By Gunthard Stübs and Ralf R. Schumann


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2. Whole Genome Analyses of Treponemes: New Targets for Strain- and Subspecies-Specific Molecular Diagnostics

By David Šmajs, Lenka Mikalová, Darina Čejková, Michal Strouhal, Marie Zobaníková, Petra Pospíšilová, Steven J. Norris and George M. Weinstock


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3. History of Different Therapeutics of Venereal Disease Before the Discovery of Penicillin

By Judit Forrai


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4. Psychiatric Manifestations of Neurosyphilis

By Fabian Friedrich and Martin Aigner


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5. Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Primary Syphilis and Secondary Syphilis in Shenzhen, China

By Tiejian Feng, Yufeng Hu, Xiaobing Wu and Fuchang Hong


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6. Laboratorial Diagnosis of Syphilis

By Neuza Satomi Sato


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7. Serologic Response to Treatment in Syphilis

By Neuza Satomi Sato


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8. Syphilis and Blood Safety in Developing Countries

By Claude Tayou Tagny


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