Detection of endotoxiuria in polycystic kidney disease patients by the use of the Limulus amebocyte lysate assay.

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Urinary tract infections (UTI) due to gram-negative bacteria are a serious complication in patients with polycystic kidney disease (PKD). Endotoxin, a component of the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria, has been reported to be pro-cystogenic in experimental animals. Because endotoxin levels in urines (endotoxiuria) from PKD patients have not been reported… (More)

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@article{Miller1990DetectionOE, title={Detection of endotoxiuria in polycystic kidney disease patients by the use of the Limulus amebocyte lysate assay.}, author={M. A. Miller and R. N. B. Prior and Frank Horv{\'a}th and Jerry Hjelle}, journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation}, year={1990}, volume={15 2}, pages={117-22} }