Accession Number:

AD0006146

Title:

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

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Report Date:

1952-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

Higher incidences of frostbite and of cold hemagglutinins CHAs 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 CHAs 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 CHAs and age. There seemed to be a relationship between blood group and CHAs. A detailed method is presented for determining the titer of CHAs.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE