Which polymorphonuclear leukocytes abnormalities increase the risk for pneumococcal infection?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Claudia Antonieta Nieves Prado, MD; Chief Editor: John L Brusch, MD, FACP  more...
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Abnormalities in polymorphonuclear leukocytes

  • Decreased levels associated with cyclic neutropenia, drug-induced neutropenia, or aplastic anemia

  • Impaired function caused by conditions such as alcoholism, cirrhosis, diabetes mellitus, renal insufficiency, and steroid therapy


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