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What is the endotoxin that causes the endotoxin or gram-negative shock of escherichia coli?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander answered

Specializes in Pathology

Wall component: It is mix of similar substances found in the walls of the bacteria, released as they die off and causing some of the problems in people with bugs like e coli loose in their blood. There's been some interest in medicines designed to remove it or prevent it from harming the body, but results have been so-so.

Answered 7/21/2012

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How do I clean endotoxin from my body? Can any drugs help me?

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