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Congenital neutropenia

Thomas D Coates, MD
Section Editors
Donald H Mahoney, Jr, MD
Laurence A Boxer, MD
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Alan G Rosmarin, MD


Most cases of neutropenia are acquired and due to increased destruction, granulocyte apoptosis, or decreased granulocyte production. Less common are the congenital neutropenias, which will be discussed here. A general discussion of neutropenia is presented separately. (See "Overview of neutropenia in children and adolescents".)

In addition to the congenital conditions associated with neutropenia presented below, some of these disorders are discussed separately in more detail:

(See "Shwachman-Diamond syndrome".)

(See "Cyclic neutropenia".)

(See "Chediak-Higashi syndrome".)


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