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NeutropeniaCook Children's


The human body has its own built-in defense system designed to fight off harmful viruses and bacteria that cause infections. One of those defenses is called neutrophil. If neutrophil is depleted, your child can be prone infection. Fortunately, our specialists have their own arsenal of tools and treatments to help protect your child.

The body makes many types of white blood cells, all designed to fight off infections caused by viruses and bacteria. One type of white blood cell is neutrophil. When harmful bacteria enter the blood stream, neutrophil surround and destroy them. If the levels of neutrophil are too low, they are unable to do their job and the infection can spread. This is called neutropenia.

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