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Syphilis in Singapore: Syphilis is caused by Treponema pallidum

 

 


 

DEFINITION

Syphilis is a systemic infection caused by Treponema pallidum. With the exception of mother- to-child transmission, syphilis is almost exclusively spread by direct contact with infectious lesions.

 

References:

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