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21. Principles of Disease

Endotoxin Causes Damage to the Host

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Endotoxin

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Lipid A Causes Septic Shock

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What part of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is the dangerous portion of the endotoxin during bacterial infections?

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What type of bacteria create endotoxins?

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Lipid A is the toxic component of LPS. When pathogenic bacteria release Lipid A into the bloodstream the infected individual may experience septic shock. Lipid A represents _______.  

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An endotoxin: