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Italian pathologist Ettore Marchiafava (1847-1935)

With Angelo Celli (1886-1914), Marchiafava described intracellular micrococci in cerebrospinal fluid. (Courtesy of the Wellcome Collection, London. Public domain. Photograph restored by Dr. Douglas J Lanska.)

Associated Disorders

  • asplenia
  • deficiency of a terminal complement component (C5-9)
  • deficiency of properdin