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What does it mean when neutropenia gets better

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Blachly
Specializes in Hematology and Oncology
Low neutrophils: Let's break the word down into its parts. Neutrophils are the most important bacteria-fighting cell. "~penia" means lack of something in the blood. Ne ... Read More

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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Not always: Neutropenia means low numbers of white blood cells. One of the many causes of neutropenia is bone marrow failure due to leukemia or a condition called ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Overdose: Chemotherapy is an effective method of treating many malignancies. It destroys tumor thru the effect of the cell DNA. It as such has an effect on ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
Yes but this is not: The diagnosis depends on what else is happening. Howver its overall pathology resembles a combination of autoimmune hemolytic anemia and idiopathic ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Get tested: There are blood tests for HIV and you should get tested.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Variable.: Maybe nothing. Chronic neutropenia can have symptoms of recurrent or unusual infections, gingivitis, recurrent fevers. It depends on how low the neu ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience Hematology
Neutropenia Rx: Treatment of neutropenia depends on what's causing the condition to begin with. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Watch for infections: Monitor closely for infections.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Low neutrophil counts predispose to infections.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Watch for infections: Monitor closely for infections.
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