Enhanced resistance to certain infections in vitamin A-treated mice

Benjamin Cohen, Ronald J. Elin

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Survival rates of mice treated with vitamin A are enhanced following injections with Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Candida albicans. This appears to be due to increased host resistance, rather than to a direct toxic effect on the microorganisms. If it is effective in humans, vitamin A could have clinical application for this purpose.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)192-194
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1974

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  • Surgery


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