Antibody response to lipopolysaccharide in patients colonized or infected with an endemic strain of Acinetobacter genomic species 13 sensu Tjernberg and Ursing

Clin Diagn Lab Immunol. 2000 Mar;7(2):293-5. doi: 10.1128/cdli.7.2.293-295.2000.

Abstract

The levels of antilipopolysaccharide (anti-LPS) antibodies in patients colonized with an endemic Acinetobacter strain were compared to those in patients with bloodstream infections. Seropositivity and seronegativity correlated with positive and negative blood cultures, respectively, indicating that determination of the level of anti-LPS antibodies is useful for diagnosing Acinetobacter infections.

MeSH terms

  • Acinetobacter / genetics
  • Acinetobacter / immunology*
  • Acinetobacter Infections / immunology*
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / blood
  • Antibodies, Bacterial / immunology*
  • Genome, Bacterial
  • Humans
  • Lipopolysaccharides / immunology*

Substances

  • Antibodies, Bacterial
  • Lipopolysaccharides