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What are the basic test that should be done when diagnosing idiopathic neutropenia in toddlers?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: While a CBC/Diff....

Will reveal the neutropenia, unfortunately it goes little toward determining cause.
There are a host of tests that could be done to address possible causes, in the case of idiopathic neutropenia of childhood, the clinical status of the patient is often very informative. Often, these patients are well overall and mobilize neutrophils in the setting of infectious challenge. If not gcsf is an option.

In brief: While a CBC/Diff....

Will reveal the neutropenia, unfortunately it goes little toward determining cause.
There are a host of tests that could be done to address possible causes, in the case of idiopathic neutropenia of childhood, the clinical status of the patient is often very informative. Often, these patients are well overall and mobilize neutrophils in the setting of infectious challenge. If not gcsf is an option.
Dr. Michael Engel
Dr. Michael Engel
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In brief: Complete Blood Count

With a differential.

In brief: Complete Blood Count

With a differential.
Dr. Christopher Abel
Dr. Christopher Abel
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