Characterization of factors determining Rickettsia tsutsugamushi pathogenicity for mice.

@article{Groves1989CharacterizationOF,
  title={Characterization of factors determining Rickettsia tsutsugamushi pathogenicity for mice.},
  author={Michael G. Groves and David J. A. Kelly},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1989},
  volume={57 5},
  pages={1476-82}
}
Pathogenicity of Rickettsia tsutsugamushi for laboratory mice is known to be influenced by at least three factors: (i) route of inoculation, (ii) antigenic strain, and (iii) natural resistance of the host. By using Karp, Gilliam, and Kato strains of R. tsutsugamushi, we examined the effect of these three pathogenicity factors on the kinetics of infection… CONTINUE READING