Imaging of leukocyte-endothelium interaction using in vivo confocal laser scanning microscopy during the early phase of experimental pneumococcal meningitis.

Confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) was used to investigate dynamic aspects of rhodamine 6G-labeled leukocytes in the pial microcirculation during the early phase of pneumococcal meningitis. Closed cranial windows were implanted into anesthetized rats without removing the dura mater. Leukocyte behavior was studied every hour after intracisternal (ic… CONTINUE READING