Accession Number:

AD0677829

Title:

ANTITOXIN AND FREE TOXIN IN THE BLOOD IN STAPHYLOCOCCUS INFECTION IN PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM TRAUMAS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-10-31

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Determination of alpha-antitoxin titer in the blood of patients may serve as an additional method for the diagnosis of staphylococcus infection. A higher, or increasing, titer attests to the presence of infection. The infection is not excluded in cases of low titers in these cases it may prove useful to determine the free toxin in the blood. The development of natural antitoxic immunity in patients suffering from burns, bedsores and other wounds indicates the pathogenic role of the staphylococcus, and determines the means of a timely immunotherapy of these patients.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Microbiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE