Description: Founded in 1904, The Journal of Infectious Diseases is the premier publication in the Western Hemisphere for original research on the pathogenesis, diagnosis, and treatment of infectious diseases, on the microbes that cause them, and on disorders of host immune mechanisms. Articles in JID include research results from microbiology, immunology, epidemiology, and related disciplines. Published for the Infectious Diseases Society of America.
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Medicine & Allied Health,
Cases of otitis media which have pseudodiphtheria bacilli as the predominating organism in the pus from the ear have usually a low opsonic index for this bacillus. In certain cases in which repeated examinations are made the index is found to cover a wide range, and the changes in the index often correspond to changes in the clinical symptoms. By injections of dead cultures of the homologous strain the patient's opsonin to that strain can be increased. No ill effect follows such injections and an apparent improvement has resulted in several cases. The opsonin in the blood of these patients is specific for the variety of pseudodiphtheria bacilli to which the patient's strain belongs. This constitutes a strong proof that the pseudodiphtheria bacillus plays an etiologic role in such cases.>
Notes and References
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Hamilton and Horton, Jour. Infect. Dis., 1906, 3, p. 128.