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

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Author(s)

  • NICOLLE L. TRIVETT-MOORE
  • GWENDOLYN L. GILBERT
  • CARMELLA L. H. LAW
  • DARREN J. TROTT
  • DAVID J. HAMPSON

Detail(s)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)261-265
Journal / PublicationJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Volume36
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998
Externally publishedYes

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.

Citation Format(s)

Isolation of Serpulina pilosicoli from rectal biopsy specimens showing evidence of intestinal spirochetosis. / TRIVETT-MOORE, NICOLLE L. ; GILBERT, GWENDOLYN L. ; LAW, CARMELLA L. H. ; TROTT, DARREN J. ; HAMPSON, DAVID J. .

In: Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Vol. 36, No. 1, 01.1998, p. 261-265.

Research output: Journal Publications and Reviews (RGC: 21, 22, 62)21_Publication in refereed journalpeer-review