Neutropenia is a decrease in circulating neutrophils in the nonmarginal pool, which constitutes 4-5% of total body neutrophil stores. Most of the neutrophils are contained in the bone marrow, either as mitotically active (one third) or postmitotic mature cells (two thirds). Tuberculosisis one type of infection that may cause neutropenia.
Neutropenia itself often doesn't cause symptoms. Causes of neutropenia are production of neutrophils in the bone marrow, Destruction of neutrophils outside the bone marrow, Infection and Nutritional deficiency. Treatments of Neutropenia includes Antibiotics for bacterial infections, Drugs to suppress the immune system, granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF), Stem cell transplants for severe neutropenia.
Related Journals of Neutropenia