Contact Information

Prof Jan Palmblad   
MC Member   
Karolinska Institutet 
Address: Depts of Medicine and Hematology, R51
Karolinska Institutet,
Karolinska University Hospital Huddinge,
SE-14186 Stockholm,  Sweden

Tel:    +46(0)72 469 4958                                                                      

Current research interests

My current research interest is focused on the pathogenesis of chronic neutropenias (NP) and of acute drug-induced NPs in adults. I am specifically interested in the clinical presentation as well as identification of cellular, molecular, immune and genetic mechanisms for these chronic and acute NPs, the differential diagnosis of the benign from the pre-malignant chronic cases and the early recognition of malignant evolution based on longitudinal follow-up of these patients. 

Clinical Expertise related to EuNet-INNOCHRON

Clinical haematology with special experience in patients with acute and chronic neutropenias

Laboratory Epertise related to EuNet-INNOCHRON

At this time I collaborate with other labs concerning neutrophil antibody tests (Prof P Höglund et al), flow cytometry and immune histochemistry (Dr M Klimkowska et al, Prof B Fadeel), genetic analyses (Dr E Björck et al, Prof P Fortina, Philadelphia US), clinical follow-up (Drs H Lindkvist, D Tesfa, C Nilsson et al), epidemiology (Dr CL Andersen, Copenhagen), etc

Recent publications related to Eunet-INNOCHRON

  • Andersen CL, Tesfa D, Siersma VD, Sandholdt, Hasselbalch H, Bjerrum OW, Felding P, Lind B, Olivarius Nde F, Palmblad J.  Prevalence and clinical significance of neutropenia discovered in routine complete blood cell counts.  J Intern Med. 2016 Jun;279(6):566-75 
  • Palmblad J, Nilsson CC, Höglund P, Papadaki HA. How we diagnose and treat neutropenia in adults. Expert Rev Hematol. 2016 May;9(5):479-87
  • Tricta F, Uetrecht J, Galanello R, Connelly J, Rozova A, Spino M, Palmblad J. Deferiprone-induced agranulocytosis: 20 years of clinical observations. Am J Hematol 2016 Oct;91(10):1026-31.
  • Palmblad J, Höglund P. Ethnic benign neutropenia: A phenomenon finds an explanation. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2018  Dec; 65(12):e27361