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Quantitative adherence of bacteria to human corneal epithelial cells.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6433864     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An in vitro assay was used to quantitatively determine the ability of a variety of bacteria to adhere to human corneal epithelial cells. Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were found to adhere to corneal epithelium significantly better than other species that were tested. However, there was considerable variability in the adherence of individual strains of these bacterial species. The results of this study support the hypothesis that the frequency with which certain species of bacteria cause bacterial corneal ulceration may be related to the ability of those organisms to adhere to corneal epithelium. In addition, differences in pathogenicity between strains of a given species may be related to the variability of adherence within a species.
R Reichert; G Stern
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Publication Detail:
Type:  In Vitro; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Archives of ophthalmology     Volume:  102     ISSN:  0003-9950     ISO Abbreviation:  Arch. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  1984 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-03     Completed Date:  1984-10-03     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7706534     Medline TA:  Arch Ophthalmol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1394-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Bacterial Physiological Phenomena*
Cornea / cytology*
Epithelial Cells
Pseudomonas aeruginosa / physiology
Staphylococcus aureus / physiology
Streptococcus pneumoniae / physiology

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