Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Neutropenia?

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD

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November 22, 2017

The clinical sequelae of neutropenia usually manifest as infections, most commonly of the mucous membranes. Skin is the second most common infection site, manifesting as ulcers, abscesses, rashes, and delays in wound healing. The genitalia and perirectum are also affected. However, the usual clinical signs of infection, including local warmth and swelling, may be absent, as these require the presence of significant numbers of neutrophils. Fever, however, is often present, and its presence requires urgent attention in the setting of severe neutropenia.

For more on the background of neutropenia, read here.

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