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Journal Article

Agglutination of Streptococci

Y. Nakayama
The Journal of Infectious Diseases
Vol. 24, No. 5 (May, 1919), pp. 489-495
Published by: Oxford University Press
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It has been found that the serum of rabbits immunized with streptococci agglutinate homologous streptococci readily heterologous streptococci less definitely. It appears thet there is cosiderable similarity on the part of streptococci obtained from scarlet fever , but it does not seem as if any distinct line san be drawn between streptococci obtained from throat and ordinary suppurative processe by means of agglutination test. Absorption experments do not give decesive results. When rabbits are immunized with streptococci treated wth cinnabar the formation of minor agglutinins seems to be less than in rabbits immunized with streptococcci that have not been so treated, but the results obtained from experiments along these lines are not definite enough to indicate that the method can be used to seperate streptococci into distinct groups. Agglutinins and opsonins do not always run parallel in the serum of rabbits immunized against streptococci, and it does not seems possible to classify streptococci by means of opsomism.

Notes and References

This item contains 7 references.

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    Deutsch. med. Wchnschr., 1902, 28, p. 751.
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    Centralbl. f. Bacteriol., I. O., 1903, 34, p. 714.
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    München med. Wchnschr., 1902, 49, p. 1729.
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    Centralbl. f. Bacteriol., I. O., 1904, 36, p. 692.
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    Jour. Infect. Dis., 1904, 1, p. 91.
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    Deutschr. med. Wchnschr., 1903, 29, p. 439.
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    Ztschr. f. Hyg. u. Infektionskrankh., 1903. 44, p. 161.