TY - CHAP A1 - Neuza Satomi Sato ED1 - Neuza S. Sato Y1 - 2011-11-21 PY - 2011 T1 - Serologic Response to Treatment in Syphilis N2 - 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. BT - Syphilis SP - Ch. 7 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/21953 DO - 10.5772/21953 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-09-26 ER -