Antibiotics in Postirradiation Infection

  • Itzhak Brook


Increasing doses of radiation are associated with progressively higher mortality rates in animals,1–3 largely because of their increased susceptibility to various endogenous or exogenous pathogens.3 After irradiation, enteric organisms were recovered from lymphatic organs as well as from the bloodstream of these animals.4


Antimicrobial Therapy Immunocompromised Host Irradiate Mouse Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant Selective Decontamination 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Itzhak Brook
    • 1
  1. 1.Experimental Hematology DepartmentArmed Forces Radiobiology Research InstituteBethesdaUSA

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