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Syphilis is caused by which type of bacteria? what is its shape?
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One of both
1. Non Treponemal - eg Rapid Plasma Reagin RPR or Venereal Disease Reference Laboratory VDRL
2. Treponemal eg Enzyme Immunoassay EIA or Fluorescent Treponemal Antibody absorption tests FTA-ABS
Non treponemal tests like RPR are quantitative, they give a titration, and therefore can be repeated to monitor response to treatment with a 4 fold decrease suggesting success. (treponemal antibody tests are either reactive or non reactive and also tend to persist post treatment