[Immunosuppressive therapy and candidacidal activity of human neutrophils (author's transl)].

  • Serge Kernbaum
  • Published 1975 in Nouvelle revue francaise d'hematologie


Human neutrophils incubated with 8 immunosuppressive agents ingest and kill normally C. albicans and C. pseudotropicalis. It agrees with previous studies of living microorganism phagocytosis. The decreased resistance to infection of patients treated with immunosuppressive agents seems not to be due to impaired granulocyte phagocytosis.


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