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junebugs Sun 16-Jun-19 00:58:10

My blood test results have shown I have neutropenia. I made the mistake of googling and apparently it is most common following chemo, which I have never had. Does anyone know about other causes of neutropenia. Thanks in advance

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ragged Sun 16-Jun-19 01:20:10

many causes, From this link, any of them ever applied to you?

Infections - particulary viral (including HIV), also malaria, typhoid, TB. Acute changes are often noted within 1 to 2 days of infection and may persist for several weeks.
 Drugs - neutropenia with antipsychotic medication has been a significant problem in recent years.
 Autoimmune diseases - SLE, rheumatoid arthritis, anaphylaxis.
 Nutritional - B12 deficiency, folate deficiency, alcohol dependency, anorexia
nervosa.
 Splenomegaly.
 Bone marrow pathology e.g., leukaemia, myelodysplasia, aplastic anaemia.

ragged Sun 16-Jun-19 01:21:27

When you look at the long drug-induced list, even anti-inflammatories & antibiotics are on the list.

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