Accession Number:

AD0747743

Title:

Detection of an Endotoxin-Like Substance during Human Plague Bacteremia

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 2 MANILA(PHILIPPINES)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE