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Can exposure to Agent Orange cause neutropenia?

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Dr. Grzegorz Stanko

General Surgeon

Practicing since :2008

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Posted on Mon, 5 Nov 2018 in Lump
Question: Can neutropenia be associated/caused by Agent Orange Exposure when my husband was in Vietnam?
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 1 hour later
Brief Answer:

Yes, it can be caused by Agent Orange.

Detailed Answer:


Yes, it can be caused by Agent Orange or rather Dioxins which were present in Agent Orange during Vietnam war. Dioxins can cause bone marrow aplasia, leukemia.

Moreover chronic kidney disease or liver disease can also lead to neutropenia.

It would be good to visit hematologist, have blood work and consider bone marrow biopsy.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Dr Grzegorz Stanko, General Surgeon
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