GC: n

S: NCBI – (last access: 29 October 2015); (last Access: 29 October 2015).

N: 1. From Greek, trepein + nema + osis, condition.
2. Treatment of treponematosis is based on single-dose antibiotic therapy with benzathine penicillin or azithromycin.
3. Treponemes are highly sensitive to azithromycin and penicillin, which are the drugs of choice.
4. The WHO revised policies for treating yaws in 2012. One oral dose of azithromycin (30 mg/kg, not to exceed 2 g) is now recommended as equivalent to benzathine benzylpenicillin. Because of the ease of administration and low cost, it is now considered the drug of first choice.

S: 1. – Mosby’s Medical Dictionary, 8th edition. © 2009, Elsevier. (last Access: 29 Ocober 2015). 2, 3 & 4. (last Access: 29 October 2015).


CR: syphilis, treponema.