The importance of black-pigmented gram-negative anaerobes in human infections.

Abstract

Black-pigmented Gram-negative anaerobic rods are found on mucosal surfaces as indigenous flora. With mucosal damage due to disease, trauma or surgery, these organisms may invade tissues and set up infection. Other important factors determining whether or not infection results include 'inoculum' size, synergy with other organisms and production of virulence… (More)

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@article{Finegold1993TheIO, title={The importance of black-pigmented gram-negative anaerobes in human infections.}, author={Sidney M. Finegold and Cindy Strong and Maureen McTeague and M{\'i}chel Marina}, journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology}, year={1993}, volume={6 2-3}, pages={77-82} }