Mechanisms for Eosinophilic and Neutrophilic LeucocytosesBr Med J 1971; 3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.3.5767.157 (Published 17 July 1971) Cite this as: Br Med J 1971;3:157
- R. S. Walls,
- A. Basten,
- E. Leuchars,
- A. J. S. Davies
Thymus-deprived mice are unable to react with eosinophilia to an appropriate stimulus, but their ability to mount a neutrophil leucocytosis in response to pyogenic infection is unimpaired. It appears that thymus-processed lymphocytes are required for induction of eosinophil but not of neutrophil leucocytosis.