Serum G-CSF levels are not increased in patients with antibody-induced neutropenia unless they are suffering from infectious diseases.

@article{Bux1999SerumGL,
  title={Serum G-CSF levels are not increased in patients with antibody-induced neutropenia unless they are suffering from infectious diseases.},
  author={Juergen Bux and Carmen Hofmann and Karl Welte},
  journal={British journal of haematology},
  year={1999},
  volume={105 3},
  pages={616-7}
}
By the use of a G-CSF-specific ELISA we determined the serum granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) levels in 63 patients with antibody-induced neutropenia including neonatal immune neutropenia, autoimmune neutropenia, and drug-induced immune neutropenia. In the sera of 20 patients, elevated G-CSF levels of 60-1006 pg/ml (normal <39 pg/ml) were observed. These patients suffered from infectious diseases at the time of blood collection. G-CSF levels normalized after successful antibiotic… CONTINUE READING