Agranulocytosis is a condition that results from failure of an individual's bone marrow to produce a sufficient quantity of white blood cells, or increased destruction of the white blood cells. As a result, the white blood cell count will be low.
occurs most often as a result of medications or treatments. A congenital agranulocytosis is a condition that someone is born with. Agranulocytosis usually responds well to treatment, so contact your doctor if you think you may have this condition.
A risk factor is something that increases your chance of getting a disease or condition. The following factors increase your chances of developing agranulocytosis. If you have any of these, tell your doctor:
Aplastic anemia or other diseases of the bone marrow
Family history of certain genetic diseases
If you experience any of these symptoms do not assume it is due to agranulocytosis. These symptoms may be caused by other, less serious health conditions. If you experience any one of them, see your physician.
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