Radioimmunoassay for Bacteroides fragilis infections

W. L. Hoppes, J. P. Rissing, J. W. Smith, A. C. White

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Radioimmunoassay methods were evaluated for immunoglobulin G and immunoglobulin M antibodies against Bacteroides fragilis antigen. Of 12 serum samples from patients with B. fragilis infections, 9 had higher concentrations of immunoglobulin G antibodies than any from 11 control subjects. Of 9 serum samples from infected patients, 6 had higher concentrations of immunoglobulin M than any from control subjects. Six serum samples from patients with Escherichia coli bacteremia did not contain elevated concentrations of immunoglobulin G or immunoglobulin M antibodies against B. fragilis antigen.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)205-207
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Microbiology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology
  • Microbiology (medical)

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Hoppes, W. L., Rissing, J. P., Smith, J. W., & White, A. C. (1980). Radioimmunoassay for Bacteroides fragilis infections. Journal of Clinical Microbiology, 12(2), 205-207.