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How common is it to have idiopathic neutropenia ?

I am a 40 Yr old female who tends to have a low WBC count. I had a routine check up 1 month ago and my CBC showed neutropenia (ANC 1150). I was shocked since I feel great! How common is it to have idiopathic neutropenia? My doc says that s just the way I am. I had a bone marrow bx and it was normal. I hardly ever get sick and have kids in preschool! It seems that my WBC count just goes up and down. What do you think? I ve also been tested for autoimmune disease and I was neg for anti- neutrophilic abs as well as ANA. Thoughts?
Asked On : Tue, 9 Aug 2011
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Read your prob, you have mild neutropenia, when this count is low then you are moderatly prone to infection. as your bone marrow examination is normal so you shouls rule out other cause of it like deficiency of folic acid n copper,SLE, Antineurophylic antibody. some somtime congenital neutropenia present. so consult with your doc n discuss it with your doc ,start proper treatment.
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