Presented at the Meeting of the Western Section of the American Laryngoiogical, Rhinologlcal and Otological Society, Inc., Pebble Beach, CA, January 11, 1981.
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Copyright © 1981 The Triological Society
Volume 91, Issue 6, pages 910–917, June 1981
How to Cite
Hoffman, H. T., Davidson, T. M. and Fierer, J. (1981), The effect of hemolyzed erythrocytes in the virulence of escherichia coli and of normal human oral flora in a mouse model. The Laryngoscope, 91: 910–917. doi: 10.1288/00005537-198106000-00008
From the Otolaryngology Section and the Infectious Diseases Section of the Veterans Administration Medical Center, San Diego and Department of Surgery, University of California, San Diego.
- Issue online: 5 JAN 2009
- Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2009
- Veterans Administration, VA Medical Center, San Diego, CA
Hemoglobin enhances the virulence of E. coli in the peritoneum. This study investigates the effect of blood on the virulence of E. coli and human oral anaerobes in the mouse neck. E. coli neck infectivity is significantly enhanced by blood. Oral anaerobic infections are not affected.