Complement-mediated serum activities against genetically defined capsular transformants of Haemophilus influenzae.


Although there are six different capsular serotypes of Haemophilus influenzae (a-f), only type b strains commonly cause systemic infections in man. The present study was performed to determine whether the propensity of the type b organism to cause invasive infections is due to a unique ability to evade complement-mediated host defenses. The ability of… (More)


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