1 Shashidhar Venkatesh Murthy A/Prof & Head of Pathology College of Medicine & Dentistry Quick PATH Bytes Congenital WBC Disorders
2 Congenital WBC disorders: Leucocytosis: Idiopathic Neutrophilia. Increased neutrophils. Asymptomatic. Leucopenia: Ethnic or Benign familial Neutropenia. (Jews, Blacks & Arab) Cyclical Neutropenia. – cyclical variation in WBC counts. Kostmann’s syndrome: Congenital agranulocytosis – lack of G-CSF severe neutropenia & severe infections. Felty’s syndrome: Rheumatoid arthritis & severe neutropenia. Severe Combined Immunodeficiency: absent T Lymphocytes. WBC Function disorders: Chronic Granulomatous Disease: Defective microbicidal function. Lazy leukocyte syndrome.
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