Frequency of fimbriation of nontypable Haemophilus influenzae and its ability to adhere to chinchilla and human respiratory epithelium.

@article{Bakaletz1988FrequencyOF,
  title={Frequency of fimbriation of nontypable Haemophilus influenzae and its ability to adhere to chinchilla and human respiratory epithelium.},
  author={Lauren O. Bakaletz and B. M. Tallan and Toni M. Hoepf and Thomas Demaria and Herbert G. Birck and Jae Hoon Lim},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1988},
  volume={56 2},
  pages={
          331-5
        }
}
To date, we have examined nearly 60 clinical isolates of nontypable Haemophilus influenzae (26 nasopharyngeal, 33 from middle ear effusions) and have found that 100% were fimbriated. The percentage of cells bearing fimbriae within each isolate varied from less than 10 to 100%, with fimbriae being either peritrichous or bipolar in distribution. Fimbriae were approximately 2.4 to 3.6 nm in width; however, there was a high degree of variability in both length and number of fimbriae per individual… CONTINUE READING

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