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Measurement of endotoxins with the limulus test in burned patients

  • R. J. Jones (a1) and E. A. Roe (a1)

Summary

High titres of endotoxin as measured by the Limulus test were usually found in burned patients who had raised body temperatures, and were colonized with gram-negative bacteria; also some infected patients showed raised endotoxin without a raised temperature.

Patients vaccinated with an antipseudomonas vaccine rarely showed endotoxin in their plasma but occasional plasma samples from vaccinated patients had a high titre of endotoxin which appeared unrelated to infection or to a raised temperature in the patient.

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