Chronic Benign Neutropenia

Chronic Benign Neutropenia

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Chronic Benign Neutropenia

Children with chronic benign neutropenia have mild infections, and their bone marrow is able to produce enough neutrophils to respond to an infection. However, when the ANC is low (and especially when it is severely low <0.5 x109/L), the body has difficulty fighting bacterial infections.
A case is described of “chronic benign neutropenia” in a female infant 8 months of age. The peripheral blood constantly showed a marked, selective neutropenia .
Neutropenia is a reduction in the blood neutrophil count. If it is severe, the risk and severity of bacterial and fungal infections increase. Focal symptoms of .

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