Virus-like infectious agent (VLIA) is a novel pathogenic mycoplasma: Mycoplasma incognitus.

@article{Lo1989ViruslikeIA,
  title={Virus-like infectious agent (VLIA) is a novel pathogenic mycoplasma: Mycoplasma incognitus.},
  author={S. C. Lo and Jim W-K Shih and P. W. Newton and Diana M. L. Wong and Michael M. Hayes and J R Benish and Douglas J. Wear and Richard Y-H Wang},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1989},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={586-600}
}
The newly recognized pathogenic virus-like infectious agent (VLIA), originally reported in patients with AIDS but also known to be pathogenic in previously healthy non-AIDS patients and in non-human primates, was cultured in cell-free conditions using a modified SP-4 medium and classified as a member of the order Mycoplasmatales, class Mollicutes. The infectious microorganism is tentatively referred to as Mycoplasma incognitus. M. incognitus has the unique biochemical properties of utilizing… CONTINUE READING
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