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Folia Microbiologica

, Volume 45, Issue 4, pp 359–363 | Cite as

Cell-wall-deficient forms ofStaphylococcus aureus as lung pathogens: an ultrastructural study

  • S. Stoitsova
  • L. Michailova
  • N. Markova
  • I. Dimova
  • M. Jordanova
  • K. Dilova
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Abstract

The interaction between stable protoplast L forms ofStaphylococcus aureus and the alveolar wall of infected rats was observed in the course of experimental pulmonary infection (days 3, 7, 14 and 30 p.i.). The L forms were successfully cultivated from bronchoalveolar lavage samples taken throughout the tested interval. The ultrastructural results demonstrated the ability of the L forms to invade the alveolar wall where they established, grew and reproduced mainly in the interstitium. The infection caused lung lesions: granulomas, focal fibroses and destruction of type I alveolar epithelial cells.

Keywords

Listeria Monocytogenes Alveolar Epithelial Cell Alveolar Epithelium Alveolar Wall Focal Fibrose 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Stoitsova
    • 1
  • L. Michailova
    • 1
  • N. Markova
    • 1
  • I. Dimova
    • 1
  • M. Jordanova
    • 1
  • K. Dilova
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MicrobiologyBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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