Autoimmune neutropenia and Hodgkin’s disease: Successful treatment with intravenous gammaglobulin

Bruce G. Gordon, James Kiwanuka, James Kadushin

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Abstract

We describe a child with Hodgkin’s disease (HD) who presented with profound neutropenia, secondary to an antineutrophil antibody. The patient responded to intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), with prompt and sustained improvement in total white blood cell count (WBC) and absolute neutrophil count (ANC). The literature pertaining to autoimmune cytopenias complicating HD is reviewed, as well as the role of IVIG in management of these disorders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)164-167
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1991

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Keywords

  • Autoimmune
  • Gammaglobulin
  • Hodgkin’s disease
  • Neutropenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

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