Aaron Denson, Author at Oncology Nurse Advisor

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Neutropenia

I. Problem/Condition. Neutrophils usually make up 50-70% of circulating white blood cells and serve as the first defense against bacterial infections. Neutropenia is a reduction in the number of white blood cells, specifically neutrophils, resulting in immunosuppression and thereby putting patients at risk for infection. Neutropenia is defined as an absolute neutrophil count of less…

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