Learn more about our Patient Engagement products now! Turn your patients into active participants in their healthcare by giving them easy access to the same evidence-based information you trust – but delivered in an easy-to-understand format.
Neutropenia is a condition that occurs when you have low levels of neutrophils. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cells. They are made in the spongy center of bones (bone marrow). They fight infections.
Neutrophils are your body's main defense against infections. The fewer neutrophils you have and the longer your body remains without them, the greater your risk of getting a severe infection.
Because neutropenia weakens the immune system, symptoms of infection may be reduced. It is important to be aware of any changes in your body and talk to your health care provider.
If an underlying condition is causing neutropenia, you may need treatment for that condition. If medicines or cancer treatments are causing neutropenia, your health care provider may have you stop the medicines or treatment.
Eating and drinking
This information is not intended to replace advice given to you by your health care provider. Make sure you discuss any questions you have with your health care provider.
Cookies are used by this site. To decline or learn more, visit our cookie notice.