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Treponematosis is a term used to collectively or individually describe any of the diseases caused by the bacterial species Treponema. There are four subspecies described which cause the following diseases:[1]

  • Syphilis (Treponema pallidum pallidum)
  • Yaws (Treponema pallidum pertenue)
  • Bejel (Treponema pallidum endemicum)
  • Pinta (Treponema carateum)


  1. ^ Giacani, L.; Lukehart, S. A. "The Endemic Treponematoses". Clinical Microbiology Reviews. 27 (1): 89–115. doi:10.1128/CMR.00070-13. PMID 24396138.