Adherence of Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum in the rabbit placenta.

@article{Burgess1994AdherenceOT,
  title={Adherence of Treponema pallidum subsp. pallidum in the rabbit placenta.},
  author={Anthony W. Burgess and Lois J. Paradise and Don R Hilbelink and Herman Friedman},
  journal={Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine},
  year={1994},
  volume={207 2},
  pages={180-5}
}
Congenital syphilis is the consequence of transplacental passage of Treponema pallidum. A system was developed to deliver virulent T. pallidum, Nichols strain, through an isolated uterine horn of a pregnant rabbit in order to investigate the mechanism by which T. pallidum is able to cross the placenta. While the pregnant rabbit was anesthetized, the ovarian… CONTINUE READING