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Diseases reference index «Agranulocytosis»

Agranulocytosis means a failure of the bone marrow to make enough white blood cells (neutrophils). Bone marrow is the soft tissue inside bones that helps form blood cells.


Agranulocytosis is one cause of a person not having enough of a specific type of white blood cells, called neutrophils or granulocytes.

A low neutrophil count (neutropenia) may also occur when white blood cells are destroyed faster than they can be produced.


Persons with this condition are more likely to develop infections.

Exams and Tests

See: Blood differential test

Alternative Names

Granulocytopenia; Granulopenia; Neutropenia

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