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Cyclic Neutropenia

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NORD is very grateful to Laurence A. Boxer, MD, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Michigan School of Medicine, for assistance in the preparation of this report.

Synonyms of Cyclic Neutropenia

  • CN
  • cyclic hematopoiesis
  • human cyclic neutropenia
  • periodic neutropenia

Disorder Subdivisions

  • No subdivisions found.

General Discussion

Cyclic neutropenia is a rare blood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of abnormally low levels of certain white blood cells (neutrophils) in the body. Neutrophils are instrumental in fighting off infection by surrounding and destroying bacteria that enter the body. Symptoms associated with cyclic neutropenia may include fever, a general feeling of ill health (malaise), and/or sores (ulcers) of the mucous membranes of the mouth. In most cases, individuals with low levels of neutrophils (neutropenia) are abnormally susceptible to recurrent infections.

Organizations related to Cyclic Neutropenia

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