Lobar pneumonia in rats produced by clinical isolates of Klebsiella pneumoniae.


Transtracheal instillation of clinical isolate Klebsiella pneumoniae serotype 1 (KP1) into the lungs of rats resulted in the production of a characteristic, chronic lobar pneumonia. To further examine this phenomenon, two variants of this organism were employed in this experimental model. These variants differed markedly in capsule size, colony morphology… (More)


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