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What is the cause for neutropenia?


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Published At July 26, 2018
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Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

My son is 15 months old. He was diagnosed with neutropenia. The neutrophils are critically low. My question is whether the illness is related to cancer? Also, what kind of treatment can be given?


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I have reviewed your query and here is my advise. When there is a decrease in neutrophil count, the chances of infection are more. So, a close clinical observation is needed. If any unusual fever, dyspnea occurs, you should consult the doctor immediately. The low neutrophil count will not cause cancer. Infections can suppress the bone marrow and makes the count low. The CBC (complete blood count) report with peripheral smear examination report has to be checked for giving more comment. You can attach your report for giving more comment.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri
Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri


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