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)
- IPOPI Chronic Granulomatous DiseaseIPOPI pamphlet on Chronic Granulomatous Disease. PDF format, 2516 KB.
- IDFNZ Chronic Granulamatous Disease PAMPHLET IDF New Zealand pamphlet on Chronic Granulomatous Disease. PDF format, 109 KB