Accession Number : AD0006146


Title :   COLD HEMAGGLUTININS AND FROSTBITE WITH APPENDIX ON VARIABLES IN THE DETERMINATION OF COLD HEMAGGLUTININS


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY


Personal Author(s) : Weiner, David ; Ellenhorn, Matthew J ; Chamovitz, David ; Eskind, Irwin ; Mirel, Emanuel ; Berg, Walter ; Staffeld, Stanley E ; Vissotsky, Henry J


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/006146.pdf


Report Date : 01 Aug 1952


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : Higher incidences of frostbite and of cold hemagglutinins (CHA's) were found in Negro subjects as compared to whited subjects, and a infantrymen as compared to support personnel. Some link between frostbite and CHA incidence was suggested, although no significant difference occurred between the controls and the mild frostbite cases compared. No correlation existed between frostbite or CHA's and the climate in which men had lived most of their lives. Some association existed between high CHA level and frequent upper respiratory infection. The amount of CHA was higher immediately after a maneuver in a cold climate. No relation was found between CHA's and age. There seemed to be a relationship between blood group and CHA's. A detailed method is presented for determining the titer of CHA's.


Descriptors :   *AGGLUTININS , *FROSTBITE , RESPIRATORY SYSTEM , PERSONNEL , INFECTIOUS DISEASES , BLOOD GROUPS , CLIMATE , COLD REGIONS , MANEUVERS


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE