Presence of endotoxemia and its relationship to liver dysfunction in patients with typhoid fever

@article{Adinolfi1987PresenceOE,
  title={Presence of endotoxemia and its relationship to liver dysfunction in patients with typhoid fever},
  author={Dr. L. E. Adinolfi and Dr. R. Utili and Dr. G. B. Gaeta and Dr. P. Perna and Prof. Dr. G. Ruggiero},
  journal={Infection},
  year={1987},
  volume={15},
  pages={359-362}
}
Twenty-one patients with typhoid fever were studied to evaluate the presence of endotoxin in peripheral blood and its relationship to the incidence and features of hepatic dysfunction which may occur during this disease. The limulus test for endotoxin was positive in the plasma samples of all patients prior to treatment. Liver dysfunction, as assessed by fasting and postprandial serum bile acid levels and by standard biochemical tests, occurred in 90% of patients. In seven, the injury was… CONTINUE READING