Neutropenia is a condition in which the neutrophil count in white blood cells drops to abysmally low levels. This component is instrumental in protecting the body from viral, bacterial and other infectious pathogens and is thereby important for raising the body’s immunity. Reduction of neutrophils not only increases the danger of leukemia and cancer, but it may be chronic in itself, if left untreated or unattended for a long time. Symptoms usually include fever, irritability, anemia, lack of appetite in children and body pain.
HOW IS NEUTROPENIA DIAGNOSED?
Blood transfusion generally doesn’t work in curing neutropenia.