Hemolysin Production in the Development of Staphylococcal Lesions

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Science  17 Sep 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3690, pp. 1395-1396
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3690.1395


The presence of hemolysin in staphylococcal lesions of the rabbit kidney was detected by overlaying sections of kidney with blood agar. Hemolytic activity against rabbit, human, sheep, calf, and guinea pig erythrocytes was present and was not abolished by heating the sections to 60°C for 30 minutes. In developing lesions, hemolytic activity appeared before necrosis or exudation.