Clinical experience in detecting endotoxemia with the limulus test in typhoid fever and other salmonella infections

E. Magliulo, D. Scevola, S. Burberi, D. Fumarola, R. Vaccaro, A. Bertotto

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Abstract

Semiquantitative estimates of circulating endotoxin were performed by the limulus test in patients suffering from typhoid fever and other salmonelloses. The test was positive in a large number of cases. However, no clearcut correlation was found between existence of endotoxemia, as such, and pyrexia. A correlation with recent bacteremia was found for highest levels of endotoxin activity. In minor salmonelloses a striking prevalence of positive cases was observed in the age group under one year. These findings were discussed in relation to the diagnostic and pathogenetic facets of the problem.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)21-24
Number of pages4
JournalInfection
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1976

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Immunology

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    Magliulo, E., Scevola, D., Burberi, S., Fumarola, D., Vaccaro, R., & Bertotto, A. (1976). Clinical experience in detecting endotoxemia with the limulus test in typhoid fever and other salmonella infections. Infection, 4(1), 21-24. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01638343