Role of Immunotherapy in Preventing and Managing Postirradiation Infections

  • Richard I. Walker


Infection is the single most important complication of otherwise survivable exposures to radiation. For example, in mice given an LD50 of radiation,1 the animals that develop infections are the ones that die. These infections, which are often of enteric origin, are not seen in mice that survive the exposure.


Radiation Injury Combine Injury Nonspecific Resistance Listeria Monocytogenes Infection Anaerobic Flora 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard I. Walker
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  1. 1.Infectious Diseases DepartmentNaval Medical Research InstituteBethesdaUSA

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