Plotz bacillus

Plotz bacillus

Uncertain; a gram-positive bacterium that was thought to cause typhus or typhoid fever. Typhus is caused by Rickettsia spp; typhoid fever is caused by Salmonella typhi, a gram-negative bacterium.

Plotz,

Harry, U.S. physician, 1890-1947.
Plotz bacillus - a small, gram-positive bacterium suggested as the pathogenic agent of typhus fever.