Pulmonary clearance of Mycoplasma pulmonis in rats with respiratory viral infections or of susceptible genotype.

@article{Nichols1992PulmonaryCO,
  title={Pulmonary clearance of Mycoplasma pulmonis in rats with respiratory viral infections or of susceptible genotype.},
  author={P W Nichols and Trenton R. Schoeb and Jerry K. Davis and Maureen K. Davidson and J. Russell Lindsey},
  journal={Laboratory animal science},
  year={1992},
  volume={42 5},
  pages={454-7}
}
We sought to determine whether or not increased severity of bronchopulmonary disease due to Mycoplasma pulmonis infection in rats with respiratory viral infections and in rats of susceptible genotype could result from altered pulmonary clearance. Pathogen-free rats were exposed to aerosols of radiolabeled M. pulmonis and the numbers of M. pulmonis colony… CONTINUE READING