The effect of human leptospirosis on the composition and concentration of serum lipids and lipoproteins.


1. Plasma lipids and lipoproteins were studied in 9 male patients during the immune phase of leptospirosis and 4 months later after recovery. 2. Electrophoretic patterns of plasma lipoproteins were characterized by the absence of alpha- and pre-beta lipoprotein bands and the presence of a single broad beta band. The high-density lipoprotein (HDL) fraction… (More)


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