Detection of an Endotoxin-Like Substance during Human Plague Bacteremia
NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 MANILA(PHILIPPINES)
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The report describes a bioassay for detection of endotoxin activity in stored plasma. The procedure is based on the ability of actinomycin-D to enhance susceptibility of mice to endotoxin. Application of this method has permitted detection of an endotoxin-inlike substance in a patient with terminal plague bacteremia.
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