Persistent perianal abscess in early infancy as a presentation of autoimmune neutropenia

Marisa Lejkowski, Akhil Maheshwari, Darlene A. Calhoun, Robert D. Christensen, Suzanne Skoda-Smith, Sharon Dabrow

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Abstract

Autoimmune neutropenia of infancy is a primary, usually self-limiting, autineutrophil autoimmune phenomenon seen in infancy and early childhood. These infants are at a higher risk of infection, and early detection, particulary with the availability of newer therapeutic options such as hematopoietic growth factors, can allow close follow-up and, if needed, treatment. We report two infants with autoimmune neutropenia who presented with a persistent perianal abscess, which has not been documented previously in this population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)428-430
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Perinatology
Volume23
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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