Tip 4: neutropenia

Neutropenia is often defined as <1.1 x 109/L.

The incidence increases with decreasing birth weight, seen in 3% term infants weighing >2500g and up to 38% of those weighing <1000g.

Reference: Nittala, S., Subbarao, G. C., & Maheshwari, A. (2012). Evaluation of Neutropenia and Neutrophilia in Preterm Infants. The Journal of Maternal-Fetal & Neonatal Medicine ; 25(0 5), 100–103. 

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