Lipid Peroxidation of Lung Surfactant in Experimental Neonatal Group B Streptococcal Pneumonia

Group B streptococcal (GBS) pneumonia, with neutrophilic granulocytes immigrating into the lungs, may occur in neonates. The incidence is particularly high among preterm infants, who often are treated with exogenous surfactant. We have previously demonstrated in vitro that neutrophils stimulated by GBS cause lipid peroxidation (LPO) and functional… CONTINUE READING