Persons with early syphilis identified through blood or plasma donation screening in the United States.
The paper shows that early syphilis infection is often detected in blood donors and thus demonstrates that syphilis testing in blood donors should not be omitted (this question is currently being discussed in the USA). Furthermore, by comparing remunerated (“paid”) and non-remunerated (“voluntary”) donors, the study shows that there is no significant difference as far […]
Amplification of the DNA polymerase I gene of Treponema pallidum from whole blood of persons with syphilis.
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.