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A study of the agglutinin response in 40 cases of bacterial pneumonia.
  1. A C Nicholls,
  2. P E Pease,
  3. I D Green


    Comparison of the results of cultures from blood and sputum with those of agglutinin response in 40 cases of bacterial pneumonia and 36 controls suggests that a provisional identification of causal bacteria, for purposes of antibiotic therapy, may be made by the serological tests with much greater rapidity and comparable accuracy. A combination of these methods is recommended.

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