a condition in which the neutrophil count is reduced. It may be caused by high dose chemotherapy and carries an increased risk of infection.
A lack of neutrophils (white blood cells) in the blood.
Pathological reduction in the numbers of the larger and physiologically most numerous class of infection-fighting white blood cells, usually more numerous in generalised bacterial infections.
Low level of granulocytes in the blood. Mostly considered to exist when ANC 500/mm3
an abnormally low number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell involved in defense against bacteria and fungi.
abnormally small numbers of neutrophils (white blood cells) in the blood; types of neutropenia include cyclic neutropenia (an autosomal recessive disorder) and agranulocytosis; neutropenia has been associated with periodontal disease
An abnormal decrease in the number of circulating neutrophils.
meaning not enough neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that kills and digests microorganisms such as viruses. The neutrophil has a lifespan of about 3 days. Neutropenia may be seen with viral infections or after radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Being neutropenic lowers the barrier to infection-making a patient very susceptible. Precautions like "no live flowers and mask/gown/ gloving" isolation help to keep potential infections down.
an abnormally low blood level of neutrophils, immune system white blood cells that engulf and destroy bacteria and fungi.
That condition which exists when the numbers of circulating neutrophil leucocytes are reduced. If the numbers fall to very low levels, there is the risk of supervening infection and the syndrome is then known as febrile neutropenia or neutropenic sepsis.
low neutrophil count; patients who are neutropenic are susceptible to infection.
The Condition"...In a complete blood count (CBC) report, neutrophils may be referred to as polymorphonuclear cells (polys) or neutrophils..."
Decrease in the number of neutrophilic (stainable by neutral dyes) white blood cells.
Shortage of a type of white blood cell called a neutrophil that gives an indication of a patient's inability to resist infection
a blood condition that occurs when the white blood cell count drops significantly, making it difficult for the body to fight infection.
a decrease in the number o f neutrophilic leukocytes in the blood
A decrease in the number of neutrophils in the blood.
a decrease in the peripheral blood neutrophil count to 1800 per µl.; results in an increased susceptibility to infection.
An abnormally low number of neutrophils in the circulating blood.
the presence of abnormally small amounts of neutrophils in the circulating blood.
A shortage of neutrophils, the most common type of white blood cells.
Low number of a certain type of white blood cells called neutrophils that fight bacterial and fungal infections.
A deficiency of neotrophils in the blood.
Neutropenia indicates decreased numbers of circulating neutrophils. It may be due to insufficient production or increased destruction of neutrophils. Conditions that cause neutropenia include endotoxemia, viral infections, overwhelming bacterial infections, and administration of drugs that cause bone marrow suppression.
A deficiency of neutrophils in the blood.
A condition in which the blood does not have enough neutrophils (a type of infection-fighting white cell).
leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)
a low number of neutrophils or white blood cells (wbc's); may increase the risk of infection depending how low the wbc count is and for how long it has been low.
Condition when the body does not have enough neutrophils (a type of infection-fighting white cell).
Decrease in the number of infection-fighting white blood cells (neutrophils) in your circulation; without these blood cells, your risk for serious infection increases; infections may require hospitalization and can delay chemotherapy treatment
is the term used to describe the condition when your neutrophil count in your blood is too low. hort-term memory - the storage of information from seconds to hours to days.
A medical term that means you do not have enough white blood cells, and that you might have trouble fighting off infection.
A blood condition caused by a large decrease in a type of white blood cell called a neutrophil. This decrease can occur when leukemia cells infiltrate and overcrowd the bone marrow, or during the high- dose chemotherapy regimen administered before a bone marrow transplant.
below normal levels of leukocytes in the blood. Febrile-neutropenia (neutropenia with fever) is a common toxicity following chemotherapy. See also: Toxicity See also: Chemotherapy.
An abnormally low number of neutrophils (a form of infection-fighting cells) in the blood.
Decrease in white blood cell count (neutrophils).
The Condition"Neutrophils are a specific kind of white blood cell that help prevent and fight infections..."
A reduced level of neutrophils or white blood cells.
A condition that occurs when the number of neutrophils in your body is abnormally low, resulting in an increased risk of infection.
A condition in which a person has an abnormally low number of neutrophils (type of white blood cell).
A reduced level of white blood cells. There are several types of white blood cells and neutropenia refers to a reduction in the granulocytes, or neutrophils, necessary to adequately combat bacterial infections. Cytotoxic chemotherapy has a tendency to induce neutropenia. In contrast, lymphocytes, which are more important in viral infections, tend not to be affected by cytotoxic treatment.
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A blood condition characterized by the virtual absence of neutrophils, one type of white blood cell that is crucial to the body's defense against infection. Neutropenia can be caused by chemotherapy, radiation therapy or by cancer itself.
A decreased number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell.
An abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils, types of white blood cell. If present, individuals may be at risk for infections.
Reduced numbers of neutrophils (infection-fighting white blood cells) in the blood stream.
Less than the normal number of neutrophils (leukocytes) or "polys" in the circulating blood.
An abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils (the most common type of white blood cells) in the blood. The decrease may be relative or absolute. Neutropenia may also be associated with HIV infection or may be drug induced.
Abnormally low white blood cell count; can be associated with severe infection. Rarely, a side effect of carbamazepine.
An abnormally low level of neutrophils in the blood.
Presence of abnormally low numbers of white blood cells in the circulating blood. OPQ
A low number of neutrophils in the blood. Neutrophils are a white blood cell important in defending the body against infections.
The condition of having abnormally low numbers of one type of white blood cell called neutrophils.
The scientific name for a low infection-fighting white blood cell count. A low white blood cell count may leave your body vulnerable to infection.
A low white blood cell count. This condition may cause decreased resistance to infection. Also called leukopenia.
Neutropenia is an abnormally small number of neutrophil cells (type of white blood cells that help fight infection) that occurs as a result of certain cancer treatments.
A condition in which there are too few white blood cells in the blood. This can increase the risk of getting an infection.
a shortage of NEUTROPHILS in the blood.
A decrease in blood cells called neutrophils that are helpful in fighting off bacterial infections.
A diminished number of neutrophils in the blood.
a condition when the number of neutrophils in the blood counts are low.
A condition in which a severely low neutrophil count puts someone at serious risk of infection.
a decrease in the number of white blood cells
Low white blood cell count which creates high risk for infection.
Abnormally low numbers of neutrophils in the circulating blood.
A below-normal number of neutrophils.
An abnormal decrease in the number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell.
An abnormal decrease in white blood cells most often resulting from a viral infection or exposure to certain drugs or chemicals. Neutropenia may be a side effect of chemotherapy.
a low number or lack of the neutrophils needed to fight infection.
Low neutrophil (poly) count.
low white blood cell count, which can cause fever or infections
A reduction in white blood cell count.
A lower than normal neutrophil count.
An abnormally low level of neutrophils (the white blood cells responsible for fighting bacterial infections).
The Condition"...The most common reason that cancer patients experience neutropenia is as a side-effect of chemotherapy..."
The Condition"...In prolonged severe neutropenia, life-threatening gastrointestinal and pulmonary infections occur, as does sepsis..."
The Condition"...The clinical signs of neutropenia manifest as infections, most commonly of the mucous membranes..."
The Condition"...However, patients with neutropenia are not at increased risk for parasitic and viral infections..."
Neutrophil granulocyte deficiency.
The Condition"...The Food and Drug Administration has now approved blood cell growth factors that increase the production of neutrophils, red blood cells, and platelets for the treatment of neutropenia, anemia, and thrombocytopenia, respectively..."
Neutropenia (or neutropaenia, adjective neutrop(a)enic) is a hematological disorder characterized by an abnormally low number of neutrophil granulocytes (a type of white blood cell). Neutrophils usually make up 50-70% of circulating white blood cells and serve as the primary defence against infections by destroying bacteria in the blood. Hence, patients with neutropenia are more susceptible to bacterial infections and without prompt medical attention, the condition may become life-threatening.