New murine model of bronchopneumonia due to cell-bound Haemophilus influenzae.


This murine model of nontypeable (unencapsulated) Haemophilus influenzae (NTHI) bronchopneumonia used organisms bound to mouse fetal lung (MFL) cells as an inoculum. Pretreatment of the mice with 40 microL of 1% formalin 3 days before intranasal instillation of the bacteria was necessary to allow infection. The number of NTHI recovered from the lungs plus… (More)


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