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Detection and identification of gonococcal L-Forms using a direct immunofluorescence test.
  1. S A Waitkins,
  2. I Geary

    Abstract

    A fluorescent antibody test was used to identify L-Forms of N. gonorrhoeae induced in vitro. It was possible to differentiate the Large Bodies of the L-Forms from parent gonococci and the fluorescent reaction remained specific in the presence of tissue culture cells. A possible method to identify L-Forms of gonococci from patients presenting with postgonococcal urethritis is described.

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