Stefanie Bugl

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Polymorphonuclear neutrophil granu-locytes (neutrophils) represent a fundamental component of the innate immune system, forming an efficient barrier against invading microbial pathogens. Neutropenia, a common unwanted side effect of chemotherapy, is associated with infectious complications. The human bone marrow produces an estimated number of 10 11(More)
While paraneoplastic leukocytosis is a common phenomenon in solid tumors, extreme elevations of white blood counts (WBC) in the range of more than 100,000/μl are uncommon in patients with non-hematologic malignancies. Leukocytosis with mature neutrophils due to a granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) producing tumor is only seen on rare occasions.(More)
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