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Neutropenia

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noun

An abnormally low concentration of circulating neutrophils in the blood.


Supplement

For instance, an absolute neutrophil count (ANC) of <500 per microlitre is considered (severe type) neutropenia. Individuals with neutropenia are more susceptible to bacterial infections.


Word origin: Latin prefix neutro- + Greek penĂ­a (deficiency).

Compare: neutrophilia.
See also: granulocytopenia, agranulocytosis.


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... or basal nuclei lesions. Extra-neurologic features that suggest this diagnosis are: i) risk factors for invasive aspergillosis (major or prolonged neutropenia, hematologic malignancies, prolonged corticosteroid treatment, bone marrow or solid organ transplant, AIDS); ii) persistent fever not responding ...

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by victor
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