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Neutropenia can be associated with life threatening infection. It is most significant when the total neutrophil count is less than 0.5 x 109/L.
FBC – look at haemoglobin, platelets, and blood film.
Determine the type of neutropenia for management:
|Mild||1.0 - 2.0 x 109/L|
|Moderate||> 0.5 < 1.0 x 109/L|
< 0.5 x 109/L
In persistent, moderate neutropenia without an obvious cause, consider other tests.
Neutrophils less than 1.0 x 109/L
If well and afebrile:
Neutrophils 1.0 to 2.0 x 109/L
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This guideline has been signed off by NEW Devon CCG.
Publication date: July 2016