Encapsulated Enterococcus faecalis: Role of encapsulation in persistence in mouse peritoneum in absence of mouse lethality

Edward J. Bottone

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Abstract

Two nonhemolytic, mucoid, encapsulated strains of Enterococcus faecalis lacked lethality for 23 white mice when inoculated (109 cells/mL) intraperitoneally. Bacteremia was short lived (2 to 3 days), but peritoneal cultures remained positive for 7 days postinoculation. Although encapsulation did not result in animal lethality, encapsulation may have delayed peritoneal clearance by interference with phagocytosis. Copyright (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Inc.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)65-68
Number of pages4
JournalDiagnostic Microbiology and Infectious Disease
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes

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