Learn More About Immune Neutropenia

Overview

Learn More About Immune Neutropenia

One of the first steps after an immune neutropenia diagnosis is understanding the condition. Diplomat is here to help.

But remember: The information here — and on linked sites — is not meant to replace advice, care, or a diagnosis from your physician. If you have questions about your condition, please ask your provider.

Overview

Patients with immune neutropenia have an unusually low count of neutrophils caused by the immune system attacking its own. Neutrophils are white blood cells responsible for fighting infection. The lower a patient’s neutrophil count, the more prone they are to disease.

In most cases, neutropenia is diagnosed by a blood test. Some patients have no symptoms, while others suffer from frequent or chronic infections. Consequently, treatment can vary according to immune neutropenia’s underlying cause and other patient conditions.

Close attention to hygiene is crucial, both for individuals with neutropenia and their family and/or caregivers.

Sources

MedicineNet

Williams Hematology

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