Neutropenia during brain tumour treatmentNNeutropenia during brain tumour treatmentNeutropenia during brain tumour treatmentEnglishNeurology;HaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000036.0000000000000369.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A detailed description of neutropenia and how it could be caused, diagnosed, and treated in your child. Answers by Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.</p><p>Neutropenia is an unusually low number of white blood cells, and it can arise as a result of being on chemotherapy or radiation. Severe and persistent neutropenia can lead to potentially life threatening infections.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Neutropenia is an unusually low number of white blood cells in the blood.</li> <li>Infection is the most concerning complication of infection.</li> <li>If your child has had chemotherapy or radiation, neutropenia may be an expected side effect.</li> <li>Treatment of neutropenia will depend on the cause and on the severity.</li></ul>
Neutropénie et le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesNNeutropénie et le traitement des tumeurs cérébralesNeutropenia during brain tumour treatmentFrenchNeurology;HaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000036.0000000000000369.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>Description détaillée de la neutropénie et de ses causes, son diagnostic et son traitement chez votre enfant. Réponses des hôpitaux pédiatriques canadiens.</p><p>La neutropénie est une numération anormalement faible de globules blancs, et elle peut survenir à la suite d’un traitement chimiothérapeutique ou radiothérapeutique. La neutropénie grave et persistante pourrait mener à des infections parfois mortelles.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul><li>La neutropénie est caractérisée par un nombre anormalement bas de globules blancs dans le sang.</li> <li>Les infections sont les complications les plus préoccupantes de la neutropénie.</li> <li>Si votre enfant a subi une chimiothérapie ou une radiothérapie, la neutropénie peut être un effet indésirable attendu.</li> <li>Le traitement de la neutropénie dépendra de sa cause et de sa gravité.</li></ul>

 

 

Neutropenia during brain tumour treatment1398.00000000000Neutropenia during brain tumour treatmentNeutropenia during brain tumour treatmentNEnglishNeurology;HaematologyChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)BrainNervous systemConditions and diseasesAdult (19+)NA2009-08-14T04:00:00ZEric Bouffet, MD, FRCPC11.000000000000036.0000000000000369.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>A detailed description of neutropenia and how it could be caused, diagnosed, and treated in your child. Answers by Canadian Paediatric Hospitals.</p><p>Neutropenia is an unusually low number of white blood cells, and it can arise as a result of being on chemotherapy or radiation. Severe and persistent neutropenia can lead to potentially life threatening infections.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul><li>Neutropenia is an unusually low number of white blood cells in the blood.</li> <li>Infection is the most concerning complication of infection.</li> <li>If your child has had chemotherapy or radiation, neutropenia may be an expected side effect.</li> <li>Treatment of neutropenia will depend on the cause and on the severity.</li></ul><h2>What is neutropenia?</h2> <p>Neutropenia is an unusually low number of white blood cells (neutrophils) in the blood. Neutrophils are the body’s major defense against infection. When the neutrophil count falls too low, the risk of infection increases greatly. A person who does not have enough neutrophils may be at risk of developing an infection. </p> <h2>What are the symptoms?</h2> <p>Neutropenia can develop suddenly (acute neutropenia) or gradually (chronic neutropenia). Chronic neutropenia can last months or even years. During chemotherapy, neutropenia generally occurs suddenly. It is often not associated with any symptoms. Sometimes people with neutropenia may become more tired with a decreased appetite and low energy. However, nothing can be done to relieve these particular symptoms. In most cases, the neutrophil count recovers uneventfully and symptoms subside. </p> <p>The most concerning complication of neutropenia is infection. Types of infections include tonsillitis, ear infections, sore throat, gum infections, mouth ulcers, skin abscesses, or even blood infection. Fever is an important sign and indicates the need for immediate attention. Severe and persistent neutropenia can lead to potentially life-threatening infections. </p> <h2>What causes neutropenia?</h2> <p>Neutrophils are made in the bone marrow. If the bone marrow does not make enough neutrophils, neutropenia can develop. Reduced production of neutrophils in the bone marrow can happen in people with cancer as a result of the use of chemotherapy or radiation. </p> <p>Many drugs, such as those used in chemotherapy, can impair the bone marrow’s ability to make neutrophils. If your child has received craniospinal radiation that involved the bone marrow, they may develop neutropenia. </p> <h2>How is neutropenia treated?</h2> <p>If your child has had chemotherapy or radiation, neutropenia may be an expected side effect. </p> <p>The treatment of neutropenia depends on its cause and severity. If your child has mild neutropenia, they may have no symptoms at all, and may not need to be treated. If they have neutropenia and fever, they will need to be hospitalized and given strong antibiotics. </p> <p>Some drugs can be used to prevent or decrease the risk of developing neutropenia. Granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) is the most common medication given. It is given at home, administered under the skin or as an intravenous injection once a day. </p>Neutropenia during brain tumour treatment

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