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Isolation of Serpulina pilosicoli from rectal biopsy specimens showing evidence of intestinal spirochetosis

Trivett-Moore, N.L., Gilbert, G.L., Law, C.L.H., Trott, D.J. and Hampson, D.J. (1998) Isolation of Serpulina pilosicoli from rectal biopsy specimens showing evidence of intestinal spirochetosis. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 36 (1). pp. 261-265.

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    Abstract

    Histologic evidence of intestinal spirochetosis (IS) was found in 22 of 41 (53.7%) rectal biopsy specimens from homosexual men attending a sexually transmitted diseases clinic. Serpulina pilosicoli was cultured from 11 of the IS-positive biopsy specimens (50%) and from 2 specimens (10.5%) in which spirochetes were not observed. The association between seeing spirochetes in biopsy specimens and isolating S. pilosicoli was statistically significant, clearly indicating that this spirochete is the agent of IS.

    Publication Type: Journal Article
    Murdoch Affiliation: School of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences
    Publisher: American Society for Microbiology
    Copyright: © 1998 American Society for Microbiology
    URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/12218
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