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Lancet. 1991 Sep 21;338(8769):720-2.

Neutrophil apoptosis and clearance from neonatal lungs.

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Department of Paediatrics, Royal Postgraduate Medical School, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK.

Abstract

8 newborn babies with airways inflammation, who were mechanically ventilated, underwent bronchoalveolar lavage to examine the fate of neutrophils in the inflamed airways. Light microscopy and electronmicroscopy showed evidence of neutrophil apoptosis and ingestion of intact neutrophils by macrophages in specimens from all 8 infants. Neutrophil apoptosis, without the local release of intracellular contents that promote inflammation, might represent a mechanism by which tissue injury is reduced during the resolution of neonatal pulmonary inflammation.

PMID:
1679867
DOI:
10.1016/0140-6736(91)91443-x
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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