TABLE 2.

Bacterial culture data for SP-A null newborn mice reared in corn dust beddinga

Ill appearanceSourceCulture results
YesPeritoneum Bacillus sp., Enterococcus sp.
BloodCulture negative
YesPeritoneumCulture negative
NoPeritoneumCulture negative
YesPeritoneum Bacillus sp.
BloodCulture negative
YesPeritoneum Bacillus sp.
LungCulture negative
YesPeritoneumCulture negative
BloodCulture negative
  • a Twenty-four-hour-old SP-A null mice born in corn dust bedding were described as critically ill if they had at least two of the following characteristics: distended abdomen, dehydration, decreased spontaneous movements, and abnormal respiration pattern. The source of the bacterial culture is indicated, as are the culture results.