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HOST DEFENSES: It is the intricate interplay between the organism and the host immune system that defines the treponematoses. Immunity results in untreated persons but it is slow to evolve. Immunity is probably a combination of both humoral and cell-mediated defenses. EPIDEMIOLOGY: Syphilis is found worldwide and is transmitted via sexual
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Unformatted text preview: contact (ages 20-24 are most affected). • Because the route of transmission is the same, 10% of gonorrhea patients also have syphilis. • Yaws and pinta are not sexually transmitted and generally affect children or adolescents. These diseases are often geographically diagnosed....
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