Corpus ID: 20819660

[Complement activation by killed polyvalent bacterial vaccine on the pleurodesis].

@article{Yoshio1990ComplementAB,
  title={[Complement activation by killed polyvalent bacterial vaccine on the pleurodesis].},
  author={Taku Yoshio and Shogo Kano and Yasushi Yukiyama and Eisei Noguchi},
  journal={Arerugi = [Allergy]},
  year={1990},
  volume={39 4},
  pages={
          424-31
        }
}
Broncasma Berna (B.B.) prepared from killed polyvalent bacterial vaccine is used as a pleural irritant for pleurodesis on patients with spontaneous pneumothorax. The effects of B.B. on the complement system in vivo after injections into pleural spaces were investigated. Five patients with spontaneous pneumothorax underwent intrapleural injections of B.B. Increased body temperatures with positive C-reactive proteins and increased polymorphonuclear leukocyte counts in peripheral blood were… Expand