Problem

Agranulocytosis

Other Names:
Neutropenia
Schultz' disease
Nature:

Agranulocytosis, also known as agranulosis or granulopenia, is an acute condition involving a severe and dangerous leukopenia (lowered white blood cell count), most commonly of neutrophils, and thus causing a neutropenia in the circulating blood. It is a severe lack of one major class of infection-fighting white blood cells. People with this condition are at very high risk of serious infections due to their suppressed immune system.

In agranulocytosis, the concentration of granulocytes (a major class of white blood cells that includes neutrophils, basophils, and eosinophils) drops below 200 cells/mm³ of blood.

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Disease
Subject(s):
Medicine Pathology
Medicine Blood
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Date of last update
26.12.2017 – 16:42 CET