Rabbit model to evaluate enterovirulence of Bacteroides fragilis

L. L. Myers, D. S. Shoop, J. E. Collins

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Enterotoxigenic Bacteroides fragilis elicited fluid accumulation in the intestial tract and exfoliation of epithelial cells in the proximal colon of the 2-week-old rabbit. The rabbit model was employed to screen isolates of B. fragilis for enterovirulence and to study the pathogenesis of diseasse caused by enterotoxigenic B. fragilis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1658-1660
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical microbiology
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1990


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