Send to

Choose Destination
Rinsho Ketsueki. 1992 Mar;33(3):328-32.

[Anorexia nervosa with neutropenia--response of neutrophils to G-CSF].

[Article in Japanese]

Author information

Institute of Clinical Medicine, University of Tsukuba.


A 50-year-old woman with anorexia nervosa was admitted for evaluation of neutropenia (WBC 1,600/microliters). Her bone marrow was gelatinous, and myeloid cells had decreased. Homogeneous substance deposited in the marrow, stained by alcian blue (pH 2.5), indicative of acid mucopolysaccharides. CFU-G and CFU-GM were decreased in number and myeloid pool in the bone marrow also decreased. Anti-neutrophilic antibody was negative. Neutropenia may be related to myeloid hypoplasia, due to increase of acid mucopolysaccharides replacing adipose cells in the bone marrow under long-term mal-nutritional state. Neutrophils markedly increased by administration of rhG-CSF 5.0 micrograms/kg/day for 14 days without the first peak. Serum G-CSF level did not increase (less than 60 pg/ml). It is effective to administer G-CSF to anorexia nervosa with neutropenia.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Loading ...
Support Center