Encapsulated anaerobic bacteria in synergistic infections.

@article{Brook1986EncapsulatedAB,
  title={Encapsulated anaerobic bacteria in synergistic infections.},
  author={Itzhak Brook},
  journal={Microbiological reviews},
  year={1986},
  volume={50 4},
  pages={
          452-7
        }
}
Polymicrobial infections can be more virulent than those involving single organisms (4, 29). Studies of the successful transmission of infections in animals that were given defined mixtures of aerobic and anaerobic organisms have been reported by many investigators (28, 38, 41). The key role of Bacteroides melaninogenicus was established by Rosebury et al. (38). However, none of the earlier studies established the role of encapsulated organisms in the infectious process. Encapsulation of… CONTINUE READING

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