Primary disorders of neutrophil function result from impairment in neutrophil responses that are critical for host defense. This chapter summarizes inherited disorders of neutrophils that cause defects in neutrophil adhesion, migration, and oxidative killing. These include the leukocyte adhesion deficiencies, actin defects, and other disorders of chemotaxis, hyperimmunoglobulin E syndrome, Chédiak-Higashi syndrome, neutrophil-specific granule deficiency, chronic granulomatous disease, and myeloperoxidase deficiency. Diagnostic tests and treatment approaches are also summarized for each neutrophil disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNeutrophil Methods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages15
ISBN (Print)9781627038447
StatePublished - 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • Aspergillus species
  • Chronic granulomatous disease
  • Chédiak-Higashi syndrome
  • Hyperimmunoglobulin E
  • Leukocyte adhesion deficiency
  • Myeloperoxidase
  • NADPH oxidase
  • Neutrophil granule
  • Staphylococcus aureus


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