Chronic Neutropenia

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Definition

Chronic neutropenia is a disorder of the blood wherein there is a decreased number of the neutrophils, which has an effect on the ability of the body to battle infection. Neutrophils act as the body's major defense against particular fungal infections and acute bacterial. When their count goes under 1,000 cells for every blood microliter, the danger of infections somewhat increases.

Diagnosis

Doctors diagnose the disorder through comprehensive blood cell count when the patient often has unusual infections. A bone marrow sample is typically taken by means of a needle.

Treatment

Treatment will depend on severity and cause. Drugs that cause neutropenia must be discontinued when possible, and exposure to alleged toxins should be avoided. Underlying diseases must also be treated.

Symptoms and Signs

Since the disorder itself doesn't have specific symptoms, it's generally identified when the infection occurs. Some individuals experience fever, as well as painful sores around the anus and mouth. The most common signs of the disorder is low neutrophils blood level and recurring infections.

Causes

Chronic neutropenia may arise if the neutrophils are destroyed or exhausted in one's bloodstream quicker than its production by the bone marrow. The disorder may also develop when the bone marrow's neutrophils re reduced, like in people with viral infections, cancer, and bacterial infections.

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