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J Clin Microbiol. 2008 Nov;46(11):3802-3. doi: 10.1128/JCM.00128-08. Epub 2008 Aug 27.

Molecular typing of treponema pallidum clinical strains from Lisbon, Portugal.

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Department of Infectious Diseases, Instituto Nacional de Sa├║de Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Av. Padre Cruz, Lisbon 1649-016, Portugal.

Abstract

A molecular system was used to subtype Portuguese Treponema pallidum clinical strains isolated from both skin lesions and blood. The study with this system constitutes the first typing study in a European country. Three T. pallidum subtypes were found: subtypes 14a (50%), 14d (45.2%), and 14f (4.8%). Further studies are needed to better characterize the isolates involved in syphilis outbreaks.

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18753355
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PMC2576594
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10.1128/JCM.00128-08
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