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Klebs

[ klebz; German kleyps ]

noun

  1. Ed·win [ed, -win, et, -veen], 1834–1913, German pathologist and bacteriologist.


Klebs

/ klāps /

  1. German bacteriologist who described the diphtheria bacillus in 1883 although he did not demonstrate it to be the cause of the disease. It wasn't until a year later that Friedrich Löffler made the causal link between the disease and the bacillus, which is now named after both of them. Klebs also demonstrated the presence of bacteria in infected wounds and showed that tuberculosis can be transmitted through infected milk.


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All scientific writers upon diphtheria agree that it is caused by the Klebs-Loeffler bacillus.

It is caused by the Klebs-Loeffler bacillus, and it most frequently attacks the throat and nostrils.

In true conjunctival diphtheria the exciting cause is the Klebs-Lffler bacillus.

The Klebs-Loeffler bacillus may find a suitable habitat in a malignant area of lung tissue and thrive therein.

Meyer regards them as chlamydospores, and Klebs as "carpospores" or possibly chlamydospores similar to the endospores of yeast.

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