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Defective neutrophil chemotaxis and raised serum ige levels in a child with recurrent bacterial infections and eczema. Influence of levamisole.
  1. J De Cree,
  2. L Emmery,
  3. J Timmermans,
  4. R Eeckels,
  5. W De Cock,
  6. H Verhaegen


    A 5 1/2-year-old girl, with a life-long history of recurrent staphylococcal infections and eczematous dermatitis had a defect in polymorphonuclear leucocyte chemotaxis and phagocytosis in autologous serum, a high serum IgE level, and a disturbed T cell function. Levamisole improved all the immunological abnormalities and there was a dramatic clinical improvement. Discontinuation of therapy with levamisole resulted in gradual deterioration.

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