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Besredka's reaction

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A complement deviation reaction for tuberculosis using Besredka's egg substrate.

We thank Zoran Bojanic, Serbia, for information.


  • De la réaction de fixation chez les tuberculeux. With J. Manoukhine.
    Annales de l’Institut Pasteur, Pasteur, 1914, 569-575.

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