Primary biliary cirrhosis in the mouse: induction by human mycoplasma-like organisms.


Human intraocular and orbital chronic inflammatory disease with autoimmune features has been reported to be caused by mycoplasma-like organisms (MLO). MLO are intracellular cell-wall deficient pathogenic bacteria, closely related to rickettsia, with a characteristic ultrastrural pleomorphic tubulo-spherical and filamentous appearance. No culture system has… (More)