Other Names for this Disease
- Neutropenia cyclic
- Cyclic hematopoiesis
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neutrophils (a type of white blood cell) in the body. Neutrophils are instrumental in fighting off infection by surrounding and destroying bacteria that enter the body. Symptoms of cyclic neutropenia may include fever, a general feeling of ill health, and/or sores (ulcers) of the mucous membranes of the mouth. Individuals with low levels of neutrophils (neutropenia) are highly susceptible to recurrent infections. Cyclic neutropenia may be inherited or acquired. Some cases are present at birth and appear to occur randomly for no apparent reason (sporadic). Inherited cases appear to be transmitted in an autosomal dominant fashion and are caused by mutations in the ELANE gene. Treatment includes prompt treatment of associated infections and and therapies aimed at stimulating the production of neutrophils, such as recombinant human granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (rhG-CSF).Cyclic neutropenia is a rare blood disorder characterized by recurrent episodes of abnormally low levels of
Last updated: 5/18/2016
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- Genetics Home Reference (GHR) contains information on Cyclic neutropenia. This website is maintained by the National Library of Medicine.
- The Merck Manuals Online Medical Library provides information on this condition for patients and caregivers.
- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
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- Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) is a catalog of human genes and genetic disorders. Each entry has a summary of related medical articles. It is meant for health care professionals and researchers. OMIM is maintained by Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
- Orphanet is a European reference portal for information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. Access to this database is free of charge.
- PubMed is a searchable database of medical literature and lists journal articles that discuss Cyclic neutropenia. Click on the link to view a sample search on this topic.