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Unformatted text preview: CNS. Septic shock is very dangerousup to 50% of cases may be fatal. We can produce antibodies against endotoxins, but they do not protect us against the effects and seem to even enhance the effects in some cases. Organisms that produce endotoxins include: 1. Salmonella typhi (typhoid fever) 2. Proteus (frequent cause of urinary tract infections) 3. Neisseria meningitidis (meningococcal meningitis) If bacteria have grown and produced endotoxins in material that is later sterilized, the endotoxins retain their potency even though no living bacteria are still present. A test called the Limulus amoebocyte lysate (LAL) can be used to detect even traces of endotoxin....
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