Jul
2001

Amplification of the DNA polymerase I gene of Treponema pallidum from whole blood of persons with syphilis.

Marfin AA, Liu H, Sutton MY, Steiner B, Pillay A, Markowitz LE
Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2001;40(4):163-166.
Review by : Kretschmer V.
NATA Review
The article confirms by means of the sensitive PCR technique that Treponema pallidum may be found in blood during the whole course of syphilis infection.

– V. Kretschmer.