Neutrophil

A neutrophil is a type of white blood cell formed from the stem cells in the bone marrow. They produce an immune response against infectious microorganisms affecting the body. The increased neutrophil count is called neutrophilia, and it occurs due to infections and trauma. Neutropenia is a condition where there is a low neutrophil count level, and it is observed in severe bacterial infections.

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What is the etiology for absolute low count neutrophils?

Query: Hello doctor, What does it mean when neutrophils are at an absolute low (1.3)?  Read Full »


Dr. Atul Sardar Narayankar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. An absolute low count of neutrophils, which are the body's immune cells can occur post-infection mostly viral, as well as in bone marrow diseases and post-chemotherapy. For more information consult an internal medicine physician online --> https://icliniq.com./ask...  Read Full »

Can DPT vaccine cause neutropenia?

Query: Hi doctor, My son is 15 years. He got his DTaP vaccine two weeks ago and had CBC 20 days later. All came well except neutrophil count, which came back as 800 and total WBC 2500. We are going to repeat the test tomorrow. Can the vaccine be the cause for the neutropenia? And if so, how long will it ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: I doubt the vaccine could be the cause of neutropenia (neutrophil count less than normal). Though it can take place in some case like Influenza virus vaccine, but with DTP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) have not been...  Read Full »

Is neutropenia associated with pain and fatigue?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 37 years old female with intermittent low-grade fever, chronic fatigue, and generalized pain. My CBC shows neutropenia for the past 3 to 5 years.My pain and fatigue are getting worse. Can you help me with this?  Read Full »


Dr. Rahul Kackar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would like to know if there are any localizing symptoms like cough, diarrhea or constipation, or burning sensation while passing urine. Are your periods regular? Are your stress levels normal? Do you have a loss of appetite or noticed weight loss in recent years? H...  Read Full »

What is MTHFR mutation?

Query: Hello doctor, My son is 19 months old and his blood count and neutrophils came back low. He has MTHFR 1298c homozygous and would like some advice on what can it be? He is currently on vitamin B supplements.  Read Full »


Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, your son recently has done a blood report and revealed that blood count and neutrophil count are low. MTHFR A 1298C has implicated homocysteine metabolism as well as the folate cycle. It is a genetic disorde...  Read Full »

What can cause neutropenia in an infant?

Query: Hello doctor, My baby boy is 3.5 months old. When he was 38 days old, he got a fever. I went to the hospital and the doctor said any infant who has fever without any other symptoms may have meningitis and so lumbar puncture was performed. It was positive and the WBC was 570 (clear), monomorph 80% an...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: Your baby boy probably had viral meningitis looking at the positive WBC and high monomorph along with a negative culture. Now, that he does not have any f...  Read Full »

Will low neutrophil count be the cause for low-grade fever and joint pain?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I have done my blood work and the neutrophil count is very low 0.6 from normal in a matter of weeks and I do not understand why. Other symptoms, I am having are low-grade fever, joint pain (knees, hips, and shoulders), extreme fatigue, and spasms in my leg. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your concerns are valid. The symptoms could be due to a condition called neutropenia (low neutrophil counts). It is generally seen in conditions like infections viral, bacterial, or parasitic infections. Examples include HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), tuberculosis...  Read Full »

Is FNB or biopsy needed to check lymph node enlargement?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 32 year old male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 145 lbs. I am facing a significant unexplained weight loss of more than 45 lbs in four months. My normal weight since high school is 185 to 180 lbs. I am having episodes of significant and frequent drenching night sweats. Also, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query and attached images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), my opinion is as follows: In view of the clinical symptoms, images could be more of neoplastic etiology. Clearly, with the family history and prominent nodes along with classical his...  Read Full »

Why is my neutrophils low and lymphocytes high?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an annual checkup. Please have a look at the reports and advise if everything seems fine and healthy.  Read Full »


Dr. Uphar Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. All your reports are within the normal limits. But, Your weight is a bit more. Your BMI is 29 (body mass index), which is overweight, but not obese. Just that and rest all is fine. For further information consult a general practitioner online --> https://www.icliniq.c...  Read Full »

What does neutropenia mean?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had my blood test and the results came back that I had mild neutropenia. It has got me a little concerned since this has been present on my last two blood tests with the lymphocyte count being significantly higher, but still within the normal upper limits. I have had no in...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Neutropenia is reduced neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophil is one of the five types of white blood cells (WBC) in the blood. Normally, when the instrument counts the WBC, it counts 500 cells and divides the type of cells. If...  Read Full »

What causes elevated liver enzymes and low white blood cell count?

Query: Hi doctor, I got a complete blood profile done about two weeks ago, and my doctor said that my reports were normal. But, my WBC and neutrophil count were low. After doing some internet searches, I am anxious. Although the doctor said it was fine, he gave me some supplements. But lately, I have bee...  Read Full »


Dr. Dhamankar Amit Shivraj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your history, I think the reason for your low WBC is stress and raised liver enzymes is because of fatty liver, which is a benign condition. Moderately low WBC coun...  Read Full »

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