3rd Edition

Cell Wall Deficient Forms Stealth Pathogens

By Lida H. Mattman Copyright 2001

    Numerous infectious diseases are described as idiopathic, meaning that "the cause is a complete mystery." For many idiopathic diseases, the causes become clear when certain techniques are applied to the patient's blood or other tissues. Cell Wall Deficient Forms: Stealth Pathogens, Third Edition describes these techniques. In the case of tuberculosis, a disease that has recently regained importance because the strains have acquired antibiotic resistance, the book describes a method that is widely used abroad. This method typically renders the diagnosis within 72 hours. The book examines a plethora of issues and provides answers to the following questions:

  • What organism should be added to the childhood vaccine, especially for boys?
  • What bacteria in its pleomorphic state is found in direct smears of synovial fluid of rheumatoid arthritis cases?
  • In which chronic diseases ( presently considered as being of unknown origin) is an acid-fast organism routinely found in smears of 72 hour blood cultures?
  • Which "bacterium" has a life cycle in the human erythrocyte as complex as that of Plasmodium malaria?
  • Which common pathogen's L Form can permanently damage myocardium mammaliam?
    Cell Wall Deficient Forms: Stealth Pathogens, Third Edition discloses significant aspects of microbiology, aspects that are not taught, and which go unrecognized in the clinical laboratory.
  • History
    Comparing Mycoplasma and CWD Forms
    Properties and Peculiarities
    Composition of wall-deficient forms
    Disclosures by Electron Microscopy
    Public Health and Nosocomial Facets
    Induction by Antibiotics, Organic Compounds, and Miscellaneous Factors
    Reversion and Revertants
    Septicemia and Cardiopathies
    Intracellular Growth of CWD Forms
    L Forms in Thrombi
    Urinary Tract Infections
    Listeria Monocytogenes Studies
    Latency and Persistence
    Meningitis and Associated Conditions
    Rheumatic Fever and Erysipelas
    Joint and Bone Disease
    Mycobacterium Tuberculosis and the Atypicals
    Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis
    Characteristics of Filtrable Forms
    Toxin Formation
    Sensitivity to Antimicrobial Agents
    Miscellaneous Diseases and Malfunctions
    Soil Microorganisms
    Microbes and Malignancies
    Artifacts and Contaminants
    The Placenta
    Media, Methods, and Stains


    Lida H. Mattman