Ultrastructure of bacilli and the bacillary origin of the macrophagic inclusions in Whipple's disease.

@article{Silva1985UltrastructureOB,
  title={Ultrastructure of bacilli and the bacillary origin of the macrophagic inclusions in Whipple's disease.},
  author={M T Silva and Paula Costa Mosca Macedo and J F Moura Nunes},
  journal={Journal of general microbiology},
  year={1985},
  volume={131 5},
  pages={1001-13}
}
An electron microscopic and cytochemical study of the Whipple bacillus in jejunal biopsies from three untreated patients was made using fixation procedures developed for the satisfactory preservation of bacterial ultrastructure. The envelopes of the normal-looking bacilli present free in the lamina propria consisted of the following layers. (i) A cytoplasmic membrane with a triple-layered profile and a mean thickness (peak-to-peak distance) of 6.08 nm. (ii) A thick (20 nm) cell wall containing… CONTINUE READING
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