Treatment of chronic neutropenia with chloramphenicol.


We describe a patient with chronic congenital idiopathic neutropenia whose neutropenia resolved on four occasions during chloramphenicol therapy. This is the second report of chloramphenicol-responsive chronic neutropenia. Chloramphenicol, in addition to its antimicrobial action, has immune-modulating activity, which may explain the reversal of neutropenia. 


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@article{Feder1994TreatmentOC, title={Treatment of chronic neutropenia with chloramphenicol.}, author={Henry M. Feder and Sarita Bergstrom}, journal={The Journal of pediatrics}, year={1994}, volume={125 4}, pages={649-51} }