Which microorganism causes syphilis?
microbiology, syphilis mucous patches, dental hygiene exam prep

Which microorganism causes syphilis?

(A). Treponema pallidum
(B). Streptococcus pyogenes
(C). Herpes virus
(D). Epstein-Barr virus

microbiology, syphilis mucous patches, dental hygiene exam prep
Syphilis mucous patches

Answer: (A). Treponema pallidum

Syphilis is caused by the bacterium Treponema pallidum.

Streptococcal pharyngitis and scarlet fever is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes.

Hairy leukoplakia and infectious mononucleosis are caused by the Epstein-Barr virus.


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Written by
Claire Jeong, RDH, MS
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