Production of mucoid microcolonies by Pseudomonas aeruginosa within infected lungs in cystic fibrosis.

@article{Lam1980ProductionOM,
  title={Production of mucoid microcolonies by Pseudomonas aeruginosa within infected lungs in cystic fibrosis.},
  author={Joseph S Lam and Roger C. K. Chan and Kitty M.C Lam and John William Costerton},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1980},
  volume={28 2},
  pages={546-56}
}
Direct electron microscopic examination of postmortem lung material from cystic fibrosis patients infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa has shown that these bacterial cells form distinct fiber-enclosed microcolonies in the infected alveoli. Similar examination of bronchoscopy material from infected cystic fibrosis patients showed that the fibres of the enveloping matrix are definitely associated with the bacterial cells. The fibers of the extracellular matrix stain with ruthenium red and are… CONTINUE READING

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