Agranulocytosis

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Agranulocytosis

Definition

Agranulocytosis is when a person does not have enough white blood cells called neutrophils or granulocytes.

Alternative Names

Granulocytopenia; Granulopenia; Neutropenia

Causes

Agranulocytosis can be caused by a failure of the bone marrow to make enough neutrophils. It may also occur when white blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be produced.

Symptoms

Persons with this condition are more likely to develop infections.

Exams and Tests

See: Blood differential test

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