How to Make the Right Diagnosis in Neutropenia
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- Neutropenia; infections; drugs; differential diagnosis
Isolated neutropenia without anemia or thrombocytopenia is a common clinical problem. The etiology of neutropenia may vary from transient bone marrow suppression, caused by self-limited viral illnesses, to previously undiagnosed congenital syndromes or serious systemic diseases. Consequently, determining the underlying cause of neutropenia and what treatment is required can be challenging. Acquired neutropenia is common and most of the times an etiologic factor can be found. Congenital neutropenia (CN) is rare, and we still have a lot to learn from mutational analysis as to the exact role of gene abnormalities in the pathogenesis of these complex diseases. This mini-review discusses a proposed approach to neutropenia in the adult patient.
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TY - JOUR AU - Elena E. Solomou AU - Christina Salamaliki AU - Maria Lagadinou PY - 2021 DA - 2021/02/26 TI - How to Make the Right Diagnosis in Neutropenia JO - Clinical Hematology International SP - 41 EP - 46 VL - 3 IS - 2 SN - 2590-0048 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/chi.k.210216.001 DO - 10.2991/chi.k.210216.001 ID - Solomou2021 ER -