Polymorphonuclear leukocyte function during otitis media.

  title={Polymorphonuclear leukocyte function during otitis media.},
  author={G. Scott Giebink and Ilze K Berzins and K Lynn Cates and Jeffrey S. Huff and Paul G. Quie},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology & laryngology. Supplement},
  volume={89 3 Pt 2},
Polymorphonuclear leukocyte (PMN) function was evaluated in children with serous (SOM) and mucoid otitis media (MOM) and in an experimental model of acute purulent otitis media due to Streptococcus pneumoniae using chinchillas. Twenty-three of 100 children with SOM or MOM had depressed peripheral blood PMN chemotactic, bactericidal or chemiluminescence activity. Depressed PMN chemotactic activity was observed in 17(18%) of 97 children. Children whose middle ear effusions cultured Hemophilus… CONTINUE READING