Autoimmune neutropenia.

@article{Boxer1975AutoimmuneN,
  title={Autoimmune neutropenia.},
  author={Laurence Boxer and Martin S. Greenberg and Grace J Boxer and Thomas Peter Stossel},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1975},
  volume={293 15},
  pages={748-53}
}
Serologic tests for antineutrophil antibodies were used to determine if autoantibodies cause neutropenia. The serums of five patients with idiopathic neutropeniaopsonized normal neutrophils, causing them to be ingested by rabbit macrophages or else to activate glucose oxidation rates of other normal neutrophils by at least twice the rate of controls. Some of the serums inhibited the ability of normal neutrophils to ingest by 62 to 56 per cent. At splenectomy in two of the patients splenic… CONTINUE READING

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