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What do you know about neutropenia effects?

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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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In brief: Watch for infections

Monitor closely for infections.

In brief: Watch for infections

Monitor closely for infections.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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