Association of respiratory tract colonization with adherence of gram-negative bacilli to epithelial cells.

@article{Johanson1979AssociationOR,
  title={Association of respiratory tract colonization with adherence of gram-negative bacilli to epithelial cells.},
  author={Waldemar G. Johanson and Donald E. Woods and Tista Roy Chaudhuri},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1979},
  volume={139 6},
  pages={667-73}
}
Factors that promote oropharyngeal colonization of seriously ill patients with gram-negative bacilli are as yet poorly understood. In this investigation, 34 subjects who required intensive care were studied; 18 (53%) were colonized with gram-negative bacilli. Oropharyngeal epithelial cells of all colonized patients contained adherent bacilli. Fewer alpha-hemolytic streptococci but greater numbers of Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Klebsiella pneumoniae (P less than or equal to 0.01) adhered in vitro… CONTINUE READING

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