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Rapid diagnosis of gram negative pneumonia by assay of endotoxin in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid.

Authors
  • Pugin, J
  • Auckenthaler, R
  • Delaspre, O
  • van Gessel, E
  • Suter, P M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Thorax
Publication Date
Jul 01, 1992
Volume
47
Issue
7
Pages
547–549
Identifiers
PMID: 1412100
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The measurement of endotoxin in lavage fluid is a rapid (less than two hours) and accurate diagnostic method. It should allow specific and early treatment of Gram negative bacterial pneumonia.

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