A case of cyclic neutropenia

  • Amrit Ghimire Patan Academy of Health Sciences
  • Ganesh Shah


A 14 years old girl presented with recurrent episodes of pharyngitis,
aphthous ulcers, diarrhea and fever for the past four years. The episodes
lasted a week each time. The patient was admitted and blood studies
revealed neutropenia. On further investigations it was found out that her
neutrophil count dropped to less than 0.5 x 10â¹/L after every three weeks.
Bone marrow study was normal. She was diagnosed as cyclic neutropenia.

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