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6 year old diagnosed with mild neutropenia, nomochromic anemia and anisopokilocytosis. What does it mean? Treated for pneumonia

Hi, my 6yr old recently had a hospital stay with pneumonia-cleared- but through bloodwork we discovered that his wbc count was low in fact now they diagnosed him with mild neutropenia and mild normochromic nomocytic anemia with anemia of chronic diesease, also mild anisopoikilocytosis. I have no idea what this means for our little boy or our family, can someone please help me understand whats going on? Thank you. Cynthia Sanchez
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Sep 2012
Hello, welcome to HCM,
Firstly, normochromic normocytic anemia with mild anisopoikilocytosis indicates an anemia, which may be caused by any condition. Chronic infection is one of them.
Now, about the neutrophil , in chronic disease, there we most commonly find this.
Just wait and watch. When the chronic infective agent has been treated, only then he will get relief from those.
Answered: Sun, 18 Nov 2012
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