Detection of Spiroplasma in Vitreous and Body Fluids

William Baumgartner, Todd, William J., Bastian, Frank O  |  3/17/2009 2:17:40 AM

A new method has been developed to detect the presence of spiroplasma in humans and animals. Determining the amount of spiroplasma present can help to diagnose transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSE) like Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and scrapie. This method can also detect the antigens of spiroplasma, further increasing the chances of finding cures to these life-threatening diseases.
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