Contribution of an arsenal of virulence factors to pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections

@article{Strateva2011ContributionOA,
  title={Contribution of an arsenal of virulence factors to pathogenesis of Pseudomonas aeruginosa infections},
  author={Tanya Vasileva Strateva and Ivan K. Mitov},
  journal={Annals of Microbiology},
  year={2011},
  volume={61},
  pages={717-732}
}
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an increasingly prevalent opportunistic pathogen that causes a variety of nosocomial infections, life-threatening diseases in immunocompromised persons and chronic pulmonary infections in cystic fibrosis patients. The organism’s virulence depends on an arsenal of cell-associated and extracellular factors determining the pathogenesis of infections as multifactorial. Most P. aeruginosa infections are both invasive and toxinogenic. Many of the extracellular virulence… CONTINUE READING