Impaired function of polymorphonuclear leukocytes exuded into bronchoalveolar spaces infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in steroid-treated rabbits.

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Steroid-treated and untreated rabbits were infected transbronchially with Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN) exuded into the bronchoalveolar spaces were obtained by lavage 18 hr later, superoxide (O2-) production and chemotactic activity were studied. In the steroid-treated group, there was a heightened susceptibility to the… (More)

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@article{Fukushima1987ImpairedFO, title={Impaired function of polymorphonuclear leukocytes exuded into bronchoalveolar spaces infected with Pseudomonas aeruginosa in steroid-treated rabbits.}, author={Kiyoyasu Fukushima and Masahiko Ando and Michiharu Suga and Shin-Ichi Araki}, journal={Experimental lung research}, year={1987}, volume={13 2}, pages={141-55} }