Limulus Assay for Endotoxin

Jacob Fine, Leopoldo Raij, William R. Mccabe

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To the Editor: In the June 14 issue of the Journal Stumacher, Kovnat and McCabe report endotoxemia in 60 per cent of patients with gram-negative sepsis. They regard the test as having only limited usefulness for the diagnosis of gram-negative sepsis. They are also skeptical of the role of endotoxemia in gram-negative septic shock because of the disparity between their data on the frequency of endotoxemia and of septic shock. Their diagnosis of endotoxemia was based on the result of 1 or more determinations soon after hospitalization or after the onset of fever. Such data have only limited value, because.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)484-485
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume289
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 30 1973
Externally publishedYes

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Limulus Assay for Endotoxin. / Fine, Jacob; Raij, Leopoldo; Mccabe, William R.

In: New England Journal of Medicine, Vol. 289, No. 9, 30.08.1973, p. 484-485.

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Fine, J, Raij, L & Mccabe, WR 1973, 'Limulus Assay for Endotoxin', New England Journal of Medicine, vol. 289, no. 9, pp. 484-485. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197308302890917
Fine, Jacob ; Raij, Leopoldo ; Mccabe, William R. / Limulus Assay for Endotoxin. In: New England Journal of Medicine. 1973 ; Vol. 289, No. 9. pp. 484-485.
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