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Is pancytopenia same as neutropenia?

Is pancytopenia same as neutropenia?

Related terms: Neutropenia refers to low numbers of a type of white blood cells called neutrophils. Pancytopenia refers to low numbers of white blood cells, red blood cells and platelets. Pancytopenic patients are therefore usually neutropenic but the reverse is not always true. ...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 do you advise if I'm diagnosed as chronic anemic,pancytopenia,leukopenia,neutropenia,thrombocytopenia and lympocytopenia?

What do you advise if I'm diagnosed as chronic anemic,pancytopenia,leukopenia,neutropenia,thrombocytopenia and lympocytopenia?

Specialist help: This is probably a marrow disease and you need to be evaluated by a competent, no-nonsense hematologist. An anemia always needs a workup and unless the other values are only trivially reduced relative to the reference range, you have serious disease until proved otherwise. Don't delay, and stay proactive. ...Read more

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What happens to a person with chronic neutropenia?

What happens to a person with chronic neutropenia?

If you are the one..: Who is neutropenic, at 33yo, you would likely know the answer to the question if your neutropenia was clinically significant. You would have had recurrent bacterial infections, some even life threatening. If your asking for someone else, it depends on the cause of the neutropenia. If the neutropenia is clinically significant, you need to be vigilant and contact your dr for anyfever/infection. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: neutropenia?

What is the definition or description of: neutropenia?

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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What is the definition or description of: pancytopenia?

Pancytopenia: This is a decrease in all the cell lines of your blood. Meaning the white count, hemoglobin and platelets. If someone is anemic, the hemoglobin is low. If someone us thrombocytopenic, the platelet count is low. If someone is pancytopenic, all cell lines are low. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Pancytopenia is it treateble?

Depends: Pancytopenia is not a disease but the result of an illness or other situations. Sometimes even stopping a medicine may fix the problem. The first step is to determine why it's happening with the proper workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is pancytopenia a symptom of leukemia?

Is pancytopenia a symptom of leukemia?

Yes: Pancytopenia, that is low blood counts for rbc, wbc, platelets indicates a bone marrow problem. The diagnosis requires a bone marrow biopsy. One cause of pancytopenia is leukemia. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have cyclic neutropenia?

It is not: It is normal for the neutrophil number to wax and wane, but when this is in the very low, ie neutropenic, range it is potentially serious. Additional warning signs would be chronic mouth sores or recurrent bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Is chronic neutropenia a type of leukemia?

Is chronic neutropenia a type of leukemia?

No: Chronic neutropenia is not a type of leukemia. However, a very low neutrophil count can increase the risk for serious and recurrent infections. ...Read more

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Pancytopenia (Definition)

This is a decrease in all the cell lines of your blood. Meaning the white count, hemoglobin and platelets. If someone is anemic, the hemoglobin is low. If someone us thrombocytopenic, the platelet count is low. If someone is pancytopenic, all cell lines are ...Read more