Endotoxemia in patients on hemodialysis.

  title={Endotoxemia in patients on hemodialysis.},
  author={Takao Taniguchi and Shinji Katsushima and Kelvin Lee and Atsuhiro Hidaka and Junya Konishi and Haruko Ideguchi and Yoshindo Kawaguchi},
  volume={56 1},
We examined endotoxins and limulus amebocyte lysate-reactive material (LAL-RM) in serum from 87 patients on hemodialysis, using the conventional chromogenic limulus test (CCLT) and a new specific endotoxin assay with factor G-free LAL (endotoxin-specific test: EST). All patients with regenerated cellulose dialyzers had increased CCLT values, whereas the EST values were not higher than in controls. This discrepancy can be explained by the LAL-RM which is cellulose-derived and cross-reacts with… CONTINUE READING

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