Table II.

Comparison of cells in BAL fluid from mice killed 7 or 14 days after RSV infectiona

Total CellsMacrophagesNeutrophilsLymphocytes
Control day 72.70 ± 0.27b2.70 ± 0.00 (100)c0.00 ± 0.00 (0)0.00 ± 0.00 (0)
Control day 143.52 ± 0.403.52 ± 0.00 (100)0.00 ± 0.00 (0)0.00 ± 0.00 (0)
RSV day 77.12 ± 0.705.74 ± 0.70 (81)0.30 ± 0.30 (0.5)1.35 ± 0.06 (19)c
RSV day 143.47 ± 0.303.40 ± 0.30 (98)0.00 ± 0.00 (0)0.07 ± 0.02 (2)
hRSV day 73.19 ± 0.293.07 ± 0.30 (97)0.00 ± 0.00 (0)0.09 ± 0.03 (3)
hRSV day 143.24 ± 0.283.14 ± 0.40 (97)0.00 ± 0.00 (0)+0.03 (3)
  • a p < 0.01 compared with hRSV and control group.

  • b Mean number of cells × 105 ± SEM derived from four individual mice per group.

  • c Mean percentage of cells.