Endotoxic activity and enterotoxigenicity of human strains of Campylobacter jejuni isolated from patients in a Nigerian hospital.


Limulus gelation assay and dermal Schwartzman reaction provided a sensitive and reproducible means of testing the endotoxic activity of hospital strains of Campylobacter jejuni in Lagos, Nigeria. All the 22 isolates of Campylobacter jejuni tested for the limulus gelation assay were positive for the production of endotoxin. Furthermore, the Campylobacter… (More)