Definition of treponemal in English:



  • See treponeme

    • ‘Other viral, bacterial, treponemal and fungal agents have the potential to cause mouth ulcers.’
    • ‘Eleven weeks after her final dose, results of the fluorescence antibody absorption test were negative, with a negative rapid plasma reagin test result, suggesting passive acquisition of the treponemal antibody.’
    • ‘Traditionally, screening for syphilis infection is a two-step process that involves an initial nontreponemal test (VDRL or RPR) followed by a confirmatory treponemal test (FTA-ABS or TP-PA).’
    • ‘Contacts were tested with a specific treponemal test, and those with a reactive test were managed in the same way as those with a confirmed syphilis diagnosis.’
    • ‘Lesions consistent with tuberculosis and treponemal infection are found in all three populations.’