EDWARD WASSERMAN, M.D.
In recent years bacteria from the tribe Mimeae have been cultured from patients with a variety of lesions. This tribe, which is comprised of three genera—Mima, Herellea and Colloides—was named and described by DeBord in 1939.1 In this paper he observed that the tribe Mimeae (mimic) resembles the genus Neisseria in its morphologic characteristics. Their features include pleomorphism, with predominance of diplococci on solid media, and filaments, rods and cocci in liquid media. There are also encapsulation, gram-negativity with some retention of positiveness, and certain carbohydrate fermentation patterns which vary among the three genera.
A case of bacteremia in which
WASSERMAN E. BACTEREMIA CAUSED BY MIMA POLYMORPHA: REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:451–454. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-2-451
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(2):451-454.
Infectious Disease, Multi-Organ Failure and Sepsis, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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