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December 1951


AMA Arch Derm Syphilol. 1951;64(6):799-802. doi:10.1001/archderm.1951.01570120134022

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Recurrent Pyodermas and Gingivitis Associated with Periodic Cyclic Neutropenia. Presented by Dr. F. T. Becker and (by invitation) Dr. W. D. Coventry, Duluth.  Miss C. B., an 18-year-old white girl, has had severe pyodermas and mouth infections since the age of 11 months when a mastoidectomy was performed. Her only prolonged period of freedom was an uncomplicated pregnancy at the age of 16. At that time she first came under our observation, when, following delivery, numerous abscesses about the labia and buttocks developed. Leucopenia and anemia were noted. Results of bone marrow studies were essentially normal except for a depression of myelocytes. Following transfusion and treatment with antibiotics, the infections healed, and the blood picture became normal.Since that time the patient has had recurrent infections, and each time a leucopenia was found. The white blood cell count has varied from 2,800 to 5,100; the neutrophilic cells, from 0

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