Hematologic Contributions to Increases in Resistance or Sensitivity to Endotoxin

  • Richard I. Walker
Part of the Experimental Hematology Today book series (HEMATOLOGY, volume 1979)

Abstract

Infectious complications are often associated with hematologic disorders. Frequently, it is the endogenous (i.e., intestinal) gram-negative flora of the compromised host that invade normally sterile tissues. Control of such infections requires an adequate inflammatory response by various components of the hematologic system. This host response to microorganisms is very similar to that induced by endotoxin.

Keywords

Hydrocortisone Glucocorticoid Neutropenia Epinephrine Thrombocytopenia 

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