An Unusual Strain of Escherichia coli in Septicæmia as an example of the Transformative Effect of Symbiosis


A 54-YEAR-OLD male patient was admitted to hospital with signs of septicæmia and obstructive jaundice after having suffered from gall-bladder troubles for the past five years. By blood culture in brain-heart infusion broth a rich growth of a highly polymorphous Gram-negative organism was obtained (Fig. 1, top) which gave the typical biochemical reactions of… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/183339b0


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