[Skip to Navigation]
July 1983

Granulocyte Transfusion as Adjunctive Therapy for Qualitative Granulocytopenia: Multiple Liver Abscesses in a Patient With Chronic Granulomatous Disease

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Surgical Infectious Disease, Departments of Surgery (Drs Dougherty and Simmons) and Medicine (Dr Peterson), University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.

Arch Surg. 1983;118(7):873-874. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1983.01390070081017

• Multiple staphylococcal liver abscesses in a patient with chronic granulomatous disease failed to resolve with antibiotic treatment and surgical drainage. The infection was finally controlled by addition of granulocyte transfusion therapy totaling 24 transfusions and a total of 14.5 × 1010 granulocytes.

(Arch Surg 1983;118:873-874)