Phagocytic Cell Deficiencies

Phagocytes include white blood cells (neutrophils and macrophages) that engulf and kill antibody coated foreign invaders. Phagocytes can be defective either in their ability to kill pathogens or in their ability to move to the site of an infection. In either case, the defect results in increased infections.

Examples of Phagocytic Cell Diseases are:

Chronic Granulamatous Disease (CGD)

Resources:

Cyclic Neutropenia (Neutropenia)

Leukocyte Adhesion Defect (LAD)

Chediak Higashi Syndrome (CHS)

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