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Therapy with Recombinant Leukocyte Growth Factors

  • Robert D. Christensen


The complete blood count (CBC) is one of the most commonly obtained laboratory tests in Neonatology. When a neonatologist finds a low blood concentration of neutrophils, it can be expected as in a neonate with septic shock, or it can be unanticipated and puzzling. A neonatologist finding neutropenia might wonder: What conditions should I consider in the differential diagnosis? Will the neutropenia be a significant clinical problem or will it be trivial and transient? Should I order rG-CSF? This chapter will focus on the last of these questions, reviewing the studies and the reasoning involved in this decision, and will include an algorithm as a guide to answering this question.


Glycogen Storage Disease Exocrine Pancreatic Insufficiency Autoimmune Neutropenia Chronic Idiopathic Neutropenia Severe Chronic Neutropenia 
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  • Robert D. Christensen
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  1. 1.Women and Newborns ProgramIntermountain HealthcareOgdenUSA

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