Patient Comments: Neutropenia - Diagnosis

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In addition to blood tests, what other types of tests or exams did you have to determine the cause of your neutropenia? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Wendy, 19-24 Male (Caregiver) Published: May 07

My son had congenital severe chronic neutropenia, from birth. It took 12 months to diagnose, and he spent most of first 12 months in hospital with illness. Once diagnosed, he was given GCSF for the next 6 years (4 injections per week), bone marrow biopsies every year, and his white cells arrested prior to going into his system. He is now 22 and has cyclic neutropenia and functions well but if he gets unwell, he can get quite unwell but for the most, we are truly fortunate. Touch and go when he was a baby.

Comment from: Akpa, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: August 26

I had tests to rule out HIV and hepatitis, and am repeating lab work to determine the cause of neutropenia.

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