Effects of ginseng treatment on neutrophil chemiluminescence and immunoglobulin G subclasses in a rat model of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia.

@article{Song1998EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of ginseng treatment on neutrophil chemiluminescence and immunoglobulin G subclasses in a rat model of chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa pneumonia.},
  author={Zhijun Song and Arsalan Kharazmi and Hua Wu and V. Faber and Claus Moser and H K Krogh and J\orgen Rygaard and Niels Hoiby},
  journal={Clinical and diagnostic laboratory immunology},
  year={1998},
  volume={5 6},
  pages={882-7}
}
Chronic Pseudomonas aeruginosa lung infection in cystic fibrosis (CF) patients is almost impossible to eradicate with antibiotic treatment. In the present study, the effects of treatment with the Chinese herbal medicine ginseng on blood polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) chemiluminescence and serum specific antibody responses were studied in a rat model of chronic P. aeruginosa pneumonia mimicking CF. An aqueous extract of ginseng was administered by subcutaneous injection at a dosage of 25 mg… CONTINUE READING