Molecular typing of Treponema pallidum strains in western Canada: predominance of 14d subtypes.

@article{Martin2010MolecularTO,
  title={Molecular typing of Treponema pallidum strains in western Canada: predominance of 14d subtypes.},
  author={I. E. Martin and Raymond S. W. Tsang and Karen Sutherland and Barbara Matthews Anderson and Ron Read and Colleen Roy and Stephanie K. Yanow and Kevin Fonseca and Wanda White and Kami Kandola and Ettienne Kouadjo and Ameeta Eshri Singh},
  journal={Sexually transmitted diseases},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 9},
  pages={544-8}
}
BACKGROUND Resurgence of syphilis in Canada and worldwide requires laboratories to update their methods for molecular epidemiology investigation and surveillance. This study utilizes polymerase chain reaction diagnostic tests for syphilis, identifies macrolide resistance, and uses a molecular typing system to characterize Treponema pallidum clinical strains causing syphilis in Alberta and Northwest Territories, Canada. METHODS In total 449 specimens including genital swabs, whole blood, sera… CONTINUE READING

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