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Peter Bonventre

Elio, I have taught my medical and graduate  students your definition (i.e. those pathogens  that can be cultivated) as facultative intracellular parasites. One nuance slightly different  however is that those pathogens  causing acute infectons like the pneumococcus and the streptococci I differentiated from those causing chronic infections like the TB bacillus and others which live primarily in macrophages as causing chronic infections more difficult to deal with. 

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