Flashcards in L23_Spirochetes and Vibrio Deck (28):
Describe the transmission methods of spirochetes.
Wide variety of methods: sexual, vector-borne, environmental
Describe the temporal onset of symptoms of spirochetes and why this happens. How is this unlike most other bacterial infections.
Cross quickly and easily into the bloodstream, causing immediate bacteremia and eventual multi-organ infections. Some also cross the blood-brain barrier, leading to meningitis and other CNS symptoms . Most other bacteria set up a locus of infection.