Indications for Evaluating a Patient for Inherited Defects in Macrophage Function (Inherited Susceptibility to Mycobacteria and Salmonella)


Andrews and Sullivan listed indications for testing a patient for an inherited defect in macrophage function based on clinical findings. Defective macrophage activation results in the reduced killing of intracellular organisms such as mycobacteria and Salmonella. The authors are from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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