Pathogenesis of gram-positive bacterial endophthalmitis.

  title={Pathogenesis of gram-positive bacterial endophthalmitis.},
  author={Michelle C. Callegan and Mary C Booth and Bradley D Jett and Michael S. Gilmore},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  volume={67 7},
The severity of endophthalmitis has been associated generally with the virulence of the offending pathogen. However, precisely what constitutes the virulence in intraocular infections remains ill defined. We therefore sought to identify the basis for virulence for three common ocular pathogens (Bacillus cereus, Enterococcus faecalis, and Staphylococcus aureus) in terms of intraocular growth rates, bacterial localization patterns, and the contribution of cell walls and secreted products to the… CONTINUE READING
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