Which of the following is the most likely cause of the increased susceptibility to infections in this patient? A 23-year old woman with type 1 diabetes mellitus is brought to the physician for a follow-up examination. She has a 2-year history of recurrent yeast infections. Genetic analysis shows a deficiency of myeloperoxidase.
A. Decreased oxygen consumption after phagocytosis B. Defective neutrophil degranulation C. Defective production of prostaglandins D. Inability to produce hydrogen peroxide E. Inability to produce hydroxyl-halide radicals