Granulocyte function in patients with chronic renal failure: surface adherence, phagocytosis, and bactericidal activity in vitro.


The defects in host defense mechanisms that explain the enhanced susceptibility to infection of patients with chronic renal failure are not understood, and previous studies concerning function of polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMNL), the major antibacterial defense, conflict. Therefore, the antimicrobial functions of PMNL obtained from chronically uremic… (More)


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