T. pallidum antibody

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  1. porkpie1981

    porkpie1981 Well-Known Member

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    Just reading thru my hospital notes and seen that this T. pallidum antibody is not detected. Its also said please repeat incase of infection. I understand what antibodies are (eg help fight again the diease) but what is T. pallidum?
     
  2. beancounter

    beancounter Well-Known Member

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    syphilis? I think. I think they test for syphilis, and HIV, and a bunch of others don't they? I'd assume not having the antibody was good? But then, I don't realy know what im talking about. Sorry.
     
  3. Mo_mo

    Mo_mo Third tri!!!

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    Yea its a fancy name for syphilis.
     
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    porkpie1981 Well-Known Member

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    ooooooooooo. They said i was negative for HIV so thats good.

    Ok thanks
     
  5. VicLl

    VicLl Pregnant with 2nd baby

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    This is the definition given in an online medical dictionary:

    A spirochete that causes syphilis in humans.
     

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