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C reactive protein as a predictor of neutrophil recovery in autoimmune neutropenia.
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PMID:  21316504     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Primary autoimmune neutropenia (AIN) is more common in newborns, and usually benign or self-limiting, so most cases require no specific therapy. In adults, however, for little tendency toward spontaneous remission, they require certain treatments and careful managements. Here we report a successful management of primary AIN patient by estimating the granulopoiesis according to CRP levels without administration of G-CSF or increase of prednisolone when peripheral neutrophil counts dropped down. Transient elevation of CRP associated with severe drop down in neutrophil count, and subsequent dramatic neutrophil increase was occasionally observed during the follow up with minimal dose of prednisolone. Coexistence of decreased neutrophil counts and elevated CRP levels was accompanied by increase of serum levels of IL-6 and IL-8. Although this is the report of only one patient, these elevated CRP levels combined with severe drop down and subsequently spontaneous rapid recovery in neutrophil count, were repetitively observed, suggesting the preceding CRP elevation before neutrophil recovery. We propose the important part of CRP as a predictor of granulopoiesis in patients with neutropenia.
Chiharu Tabata; Rie Tabata; Hidemi Kitai; Tomoko Nagai; Takashi Nakano
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  International immunopharmacology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1878-1705     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  100965259     Medline TA:  Int Immunopharmacol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011. Published by Elsevier B.V.
Department of Internal Medicine, Respiratory Division, Hyogo College of Medicine, Japan.
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