Human intestinal spirochetosis in Japan; its incidence, clinicopathologic features, and genotypic identification

@article{Tanahashi2008HumanIS,
  title={Human intestinal spirochetosis in Japan; its incidence, clinicopathologic features, and genotypic identification},
  author={Jin Tanahashi and Tsutomu Daa and Ayako Gamachi and Kenji Kashima and Yoshiyuki Kondoh and Naomi Yada and Shigeo Yokoyama},
  journal={Modern Pathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={76-84}
}
Human intestinal spirochetosis is a common condition in Western countries, but is not well recognized in Japan. To demonstrate the incidence and clinicopathologic findings of human intestinal spirochetosis in Japan, we retrospectively investigated biopsy, and endoscopically or surgically resected specimens of the large intestine. Among a series of 2556 samples, 11 cases of human intestinal spirochetosis were detected (0.4%). Together with additional nine cases sporadically found, 20 cases of… CONTINUE READING