Suppression of pulmonary group B streptococcal proliferation and translocation by surfactants in ventilated near-term newborn rabbits.


Laboratory of Pediatric Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Children's Hospital of Fudan University, Shanghai, China. [Email]


The pathogenesis of neonatal group B Streptococcus (GBS) lung infection may be associated with surfactant dysfunction or deficiency. This study aimed to investigate the efficacy of surfactants on early postnatal GBS infection in ventilated newborn rabbit lungs.