Rhinoscleroma pathogenesis: The type K3 capsule of Klebsiella rhinoscleromatis is a virulence factor not involved in Mikulicz cells formation.
- Barbara Corelli,
- Ana S Almeida,
- Fabiane Sonego,
- Virginia Castiglia,
- Cindy Fevre,
- Sylvain Brisse,
- Philippe J Sansonetti,
- Régis Tournebize
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2018 Jan 30;12(1):e0006201. Epub 2018 Jan 30.
Molecular Microbial Pathogenesis Unit, Department of Cell Biology and Infection, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.
Rhinoscleroma is a human specific chronic granulomatous infection of the nose and upper airways caused by the Gram-negative bacterium Klebsiella pneumoniae subsp. rhinoscleromatis. Although considered a rare disease, it is endemic in low-income countries where hygienic conditions are poor. Read More