Causes of Neutropenia.
Causes of Neutropenia Have been carefully listed below:
- Decreased production in the bone marrow due to;
- Aplastic anaemia
- Arsenic poisoning
- Cancer (particularly blood cancer)
- Certain medication
- Vit B12, folate or copper deficiency
- Hereditary disorders (e.g congenital or cyclic neutropenia).
- Increased destruction
- Autolmmune neutropenia
- Marginalization and sequestration
- Flecainide (a class 1c cardia anti-arrhythemic drug).
There is no ideal therapy for neutropenia, but recombinant G-CF (granulocyte – colony stimulating factor) such as filgrastim can be effective in chemotherapy patients, in patients with congenital forms of neutropenia including severe congenital neutropenia etc.
The neutropenic Diet Guideline Includes the following recommendation (Montefiore Medical Centre, 2010).
- Avoid raw vegetables and fruits
- Avoid take out foods and fast food and fountain drinks
- Avoid aged cheese
- Cook all produce to well done, eggs must be hard boiled.
- Avoid deli meats
- No raw nuts, nuts roasted in shell, or freshly ground nut butters from a health food store
- No well water
- No yogurt