Leukocyte myeloperoxidase deficiency and diabetes mellitus associated with Candida albicans liver abscess.


Reported here is a case of hereditary myeloperoxidase deficinecy in a diabetic patient suffering from a Candida albicans liver abscess. Peroxidase activity is completely absent from the neutrophils and monocytes although it is present in the eosinophils. The different forms of myeloperoxidase deficiency are discussed. 


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