Neutrophils are white blood cells that protect the body from infections and Neutropenia is a blood condition that occurs when neutrophil levels are low. Neutropenia are of four types namely Congenital, Cyclic, Autoimmune and idiopathic. Some of the common symptoms of Neutropenia include fever, pneumonia, navel infection, and gum inflammation, among others.
HOW IS NEUTROPENIA DIAGNOSED?
A General Physician/Homeopath diagnoses Neutropenia by conducting a complete blood count, cytogenetic and molecular testing and bone marrow biopsy to determine the severity of the disease.
HOW IS NEUTROPENIA TREATED?
Treatment of Neutropenia depends on the cause and severity. Antibiotic or antifungal infections are given by general physicians to fight infections. Growth factors are administered for increasing white blood cells. Other treatment methods are granulocyte transfusions and corticosteroid therapy. Maintaining hygiene by regularly washing hands is also a preventive measure for Neutropenia.
DID YOU KNOW?
To control this disease, it is recommended to maintain good hygiene and cleanliness. Doing so reduces the risks of getting infections and illnesses in the first place.