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Q. What is the cause for neutropenia?

Answered by
Dr. Parth R Goswami
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 26, 2018

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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Hi,

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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.

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