PMID: 6256292Jan 1, 1980

Mechanisms of pathogenicity of anaerobic bacteria of clinical interest

Infection
J G Collee

Abstract

The host factors leading to anaerobic infection and the various models of anaerobic infection, namely direct effect of a single toxin, multiple toxin-aggressin-systems, enterotoxic mechanisms, endogenous infections with non-clostridial anaerobes, and synergistic infections, are reviewed. Production of carcinogens and co-carcinogens by anaerobes is also discusssed.

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