Anti-lipopolysaccharide antibody levels in patients with AIDS at the onset of Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteremia.


Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) in the cell wall of the P. aeruginosa is a major factor in the pathogenicity and virulence of this organism. Immunotype-specific serum antibodies to this LPS antigen (ALPS) are usually elevated with the onset of the bacteremia, act as opsonins, are protective in high levels, and are significantly associated with improved survival… (More)


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