16. Myeloid Cell Physiology and Disorders

  1. Alvin H. Schmaier MD and
  2. Hillard M. Lazarus MD, FACP
  1. Alvin H. Schmaier MD5,
  2. Lilli M. Petruzzelli1,
  3. Niels Borregaard MD, PhD2,3 and
  4. Laurence A. Boxer MD4

Published Online: 22 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345254.ch16

Concise Guide to Hematology

Concise Guide to Hematology

How to Cite

Schmaier, A. H., Petruzzelli, L. M., Borregaard, N. and Boxer, L. A. (2011) Myeloid Cell Physiology and Disorders, in Concise Guide to Hematology (eds A. H. Schmaier and H. M. Lazarus), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345254.ch16

Editor Information

  1. Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    Sr. Medical Director, Oncology Translational Medicine, Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research, Inc., Cambridge, MA, USA

  2. 2

    University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark

  3. 3

    Department of Hematology, Rigshospitalet, Copenhagen, Denmark

  4. 4

    Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

  5. 5

    Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Cleveland, OH, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 4 NOV 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405196666

Online ISBN: 9781444345254

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Keywords:

  • neutrophils;
  • PMNs;
  • granulocytes;
  • eosinophil;
  • basophils;
  • leukocytes

Summary

This chapter describes the myeloid cells of the peripheral blood: neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, and monocytes. It describes their basic physiology and important disease states associated with defects of each of these entities. Each of these cells arise from a common bone marrow myeloid progenitor to differentiate into their unique types.