Reducing the amount of
white blood cells (granulocytes, or neutrophils) in the bloodstream.
These are the first cells that defend us from
Can appear at any age in both sexes.
who promotes the destruction or preventing the production of granulocytes (white blood cells)
cause is an adverse reaction to medications or chemicals including:
medicines with arsenic,
synthetic penicillins and.
While not everyone can produce with the same probability.
Also occur after poisoning with industrial
solvents such as benzene.
Signs and symptoms.
Ulcers (especially in the mouth and throat) that do not produce pus and will not heal alone. Any sign of
in someone who
symptom of relapse.
Risk Factors and Prevention.
rare form, infants,
, is hereditary.
Avoid relapses not taking any medicine or drug is suspected of having caused
Do not take any medicine unless absolutely necessary.
Diagnosis and Treatment.
Diagnosis is made by history and physical examination by
The history - making one of the drugs listed, or
with chemicals commented is
great help to guide the diagnosis.
Usually require testing of blood, nose, throat, urine and bone marrow.
The hospitalization during the acute phase is usually necessary.
After hospitalization, we recommend:
Scrupulous personal hygiene.
Keep your mouth clean with frequent rinsing with warm water can salt, or gargle with hydrogen peroxide (hydrogen peroxide)
Be especially careful with your oral hygiene.
your teeth with
, avoiding irritating gums.
with aggressive agents such as cleaning chemicals, glue, insecticides, fertilizers, turpentine and others.
Prescribe oral or intravenous antibiotics if the counting of the cells is very low.
to stimulate bone marrow to produce more granulocytes.
Remove any drug suspected of causing
Save your bed during the acute phase.
Go back to your
activities when they cede the symptoms.
, sometimes fatal (
, fungal, viral or other) resistant to treatment.
The following occurs after treatment:
Any sign of
, especially fever.
Swollen feet and ankles.
Painful urination or reduction of urination in 1 day.
Presents new unexplained symptoms. The drugs used in treatment can cause side effects.
According to the cause, can be cured with intensive treatment.