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Treponematosis, also known as treponemiasis, traditionally refers to the group of nonvenereal diseases (including endemic syphilis [nonvenereal syphilis]) caused by Treponema species that are morphologically and serologically identical to each other and to Treponema pallidum subspecies pallidum, the cause of venereal from T pallidum subspecies . The treponematoses form an interesting group of infections caused by a group of closely related spirochetes found in humans and primates. At present, the bacteria responsible for the treponematoses are all classified as subspecies of Treponema pallidum; commercially available serologic tests remain incapable of differentiating between venereal and non-venereal infections. Syphilis is caused by Treponema pallidum, a thin spiral-shaped microorganism. Treponematoses that are passed nonvenereally include Yaws, Bejel, and Pinta, which are caused by subspecies T. pallidum pertenue, subspecies T. Author: Floyd C. Knoop. Treponematosis is a term used to individually describe any of the diseases caused by four members of the bacterial genus four diseases are collectively referred to as treponematoses. Syphilis (Treponema pallidum pallidum); Yaws (Treponema pallidum pertenue); Bejel (Treponema pallidum endemicum); Pinta (Treponema carateum); Traditional laboratory Specialty: Infectious disease.
Read the full-text online edition of Sex, Disease, and Society: A Comparative History of Sexually Transmitted Diseases and HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (). Home» Browse» Books» Book details, Sex, Disease, and Society: A Comparative History. In the mid-twentieth century, as many as 50 million individuals were thought to be infected by yaws. 5 In , soon after WHO was established, the World Health Assembly passed a resolution to support the control and elimination of the endemic treponematoses. Between and WHO and UNICEF coordinated a global treatment programme for the control of Cited by: • The endemic treponematoses are transmitted by direct contact or sharing eating utensils, and do not cause venereal or congenital infections. • They have distinct clinical presentations, with primary, secondary and late stages analogous to syphilis, with severe destructive skin, mucosal and bone lesions in late stage disease. World Health Organization: Treponematoses Research. Report of a WHO Scientific Group. Geneva, World Health Organization Technical Report Series , 54 ().