Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Causes of Neutropenia (Decreased Neutrophil) (Absolute count < 8000/

Causes of Neutropenia (Absolute count < 8000/

·        Infections: bacterial (e.g. overwhelming infection, septicemia, typhoid, paratyphoid) viral infections (infectious mononucleosis, hepatitis, influenza, measles, rubella), rickettsia, others (malaria, kala- azar).

·        Infants (normal count 40%).

·        Hodgkin's disease, chronic sinusitis, hemolytic anemia and lonizing radiation

·        Drugs & chemical (antibiotics, analgesics, antithyroids, arsenicals and ionizing radiation

·        Hematopoietic diseases (aleukemic leukemia, aplastic anemia) and splenic sequestration.

·        Autoimmune and isoimmune neotropenias.

·        Immune defects like infertile genetic agranulocytosis.

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