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What is the treatment for neutropenia?

What is the treatment for neutropenia?

It depends on ....: The cause. Some neutropenic states are acquired and transient, for example because of marrow suppression with viral infection, and don't require any intervention. However, you can be neutropenic from autoimmune destruction or marrow infiltration by leukemia, which obviously would require different treatments. Work with your dr. To find a cause and then treat accordingly. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Neutropenia (Definition)

Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell ...Read more


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What is the duration of severe neutropenia after Vidaza Treatment for MdS? Last vidaza Cycle ended 20 days ago. GSf given but no response yet.

What is the duration of severe neutropenia after Vidaza Treatment for MdS? Last vidaza Cycle ended 20 days ago. GSf given but no response yet.

4-6 weeks: Vidaza can cause prolonged neutropenia which can be followed by remission and recovery of neutrophils....but you need to give yourself 1 to 2 more weeks. On the other hand blood counts can remain very low if the MDS is resistant to Vidaza in which case there may not be any recovery of Neutrophils. A Bone marrow exam can help to differentiate these 2 possibilities and help in deciding the next step ...Read more

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I have febrile neutropenia, what is the best treatment?

I have febrile neutropenia, what is the best treatment?

F&N is a common ...: Reason for hospital admission for cancer patients. Many chemotherapy agents are myelosuppressive and will lead to a low neutrophil count. This impairs pt's ability to fight infection and can attenuate symptoms of serious bacterial infxn. Thus, symptoms can be subtle and its hard to tell if fever means something serious or innocuous. We are cautious so we admit and treat aggressively. ...Read more

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I have WBC 2500 and neutrophaly 800 and lymphocyt 1400 is this neutropenia ? Where ican take treatment ? I am worry beacause my brather died

I have WBC 2500 and neutrophaly 800 and lymphocyt 1400 
is this neutropenia ? Where ican take treatment ? I am worry beacause my brather died

Neutropenia is....: Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell transplant, depending on cause. ...Read more

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Any known treatments for late onset neutropenia due to rituximab. The R was being used for mantle cell lymphoma maintenance. Thanks.

May not be needed: This doesn't always require treatment. If you have an active severe infection or neutropenia is severe then it can be treated with neupogen. If you don't have an infection or very severe problem it is best left alone. Try to be careful about staying away from other people who are sick and wash your hands frequently. ...Read more

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High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?

High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?

Yes: My Opinion Only I suggest you have a bone marrow study. This could represent a "Pre-Leukemic" state...not to scare you JUST an "idea" as you requested. BY NO MEANS AM I MAKING A DIAGNOSIS This situation is UNUSUAL and this is just a thought! Hope this helps you/ Dr Z ...Read more

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Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

Any alternative treatments for galactosemia?

No!: Galactosemia cannot be cured. But, you can take steps to prevent or minimize galactosemia symptoms and complications. The treatment is the strict avoidance of all sources of galactose. The most common source is lactose, which is the milk sugar that breaks down to galactose and glucose. Avoid: milk or milk by-products, fermented soy products, legumes, organ meats, & hydrolyzed protein. ...Read more

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Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

Are there alternative treatments for reflux?

GERD treatments: Lifestyle changes such as avoiding trigger foods, caffeine, chocolate, tomato sauces. Weight loss. Tilting beds up with blocks underneath, avoiding tight clothes, etc. ...Read more