In one neonatal intensive care unit during a 15 month period 6 infants developed septicaemia which was resistant to antibiotic treatment. The infants' mean gestational age and birthweight were 32.7 weeks and 1519 g respectively. Intravenous infusions of polymorphonuclear leucocytes were given. Three infants died and the remainder survived without complications. No side effects of the treatment were identified.
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