Tip 119: neutropenia 2

Bacterial infection may induce a transient neutropenia, especially in preterm infants. If it persists >12 hours in the presence of clinical sepsis, it is a poor prognostic sign.

Reference: Rennie & Roberton’s Textbook of Neonatology, 5th Ed, 2005. London: Churchill.

First published: 05/06/14

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