Volume s1-15, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



recovered from a human case in which there was a local involvement of the knee joint together with the subsequent occurrence of lesions in the region of the nipples has been studied in culture and by inoculation into certain laboratory animals.

This strain is similar to other strains recovered from cases showing brain and spinal cord lesions, both in regards to its morphologic characteristics and its fermentation reactions.

Rats and mice became infected easily upon intraperitoneal inoculation but three guinea pigs and three rabbits inoculated resisted infection.

Two monkeys inoculated intracardially developed unusually small nodular cutaneous lesions on the face, eyelids and ears from which torulae were recovered. One of the monkeys developed a generalized torulosis involving the brain and spinal cord while the second monkey recovered in four months. Other monkeys inoculated by the same route with strains of torula obtained from human nervous tissue developed lesions of the brain and cord but failed to show cutaneous lesions.

These observations raise certain questions with reference to tissue selectivity of different strains of torula and also with reference to spontaneous recovery from torula infection.


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  • Received : 28 Nov 1924
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