Accession Number : AD0617388

Title :   COAGULATION OF BLOOD PLASMA BY PLAGUE AND PSEUDOTUBERCULOSIS BACILLI,

Corporate Author : ARMY BIOLOGICAL LABS FREDERICK MD

Personal Author(s) : Domaradskii,I. V. ; Yaromyuk,G. A. ; Vasyukhina,L. V. ; Korotaeva,A. V.

Report Date : AUG 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : The study shows that the capacity to coagulate plasma is a characteristic feature of plague, but not of pseudotuberculosis, bacillus, since all the strains of pseudotuberculosis causative agent investigated did not evidence, after repeated testing, a capacity to coagulate plasma. The persistent absence of plasmocoagulation and fibrinolytic activity in pseudotuberculosis bacillus suggests that in this case one is dealing with a qualitative distinction between plague and pseudotuberculosis bacilli. Inasmuch as the capacity for plasmocoagulation, as well as fibrinolytic activity, is a feature which denotes a qualitative distinction between plague and pseudotuberculosis bacilli, the plasmocoagulation test can be of significant interest for the differential diagnosis of plague and pseudotuberculosis bacilli.

Descriptors :   (*BLOOD COAGULATION, PASTEURELLA), (*BLOOD PLASMA, COAGULATION), BACILLUS, FIBRIN, DISEASES, USSR

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE