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Clin Perinatol. 2004 Mar;31(1):29-38.

Congenital neutropenia.

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  • 1Department of Pediatrics, University of South Florida College of Medicine, 801 6th Avenue South, Box 9360, St. Petersburg, FL 33701, USA.


The term "congenital neutropenia" signifies neutropenia that is present at birth. It includes a wide variety of disorders, some transient and others life long. Some varieties of congenital neutropenia are mild, with blood neutrophil concentrations below normal but not low enough to constitute a significant host defense deficiency. Other varieties of congenital neutropenia are characterized by low blood neutrophil concentrations and a predisposition to repeated infections.

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