HUNTER O. CUTTING; J. EUGENE LANG
A unique congenital hematological syndrome has been studied in a kindred of three individuals during the past year in the Hematology Clinic of the United States Naval Hospital, San Diego, California. Investigation of this family has disclosed five additional cases. This syndrome is characterized by consistent neutropenia associated with normal to decreased leukocyte counts and usually with relative lymphocytosis, monocytosis, and variable eosinophilia.
Familial benign chronic neutropenia is inherited as a nonsex-linked dominant. Similar cases were first reported by Glansslen (1), and subsequently by Bousser and Neyde (2), as "familial neutropenia." It is a relatively benign congenital anomaly, but unfortunately,
CUTTING HO, LANG JE. Familial Benign Chronic Neutropenia. Ann Intern Med. ;61:876–887. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-61-5-876
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1964;61(5_Part_1):876-887.
Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Leukemia/Lymphoma, Red Cell Disorders.
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