Cyclic Neutropenia | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is cyclic neutropenia diagnosed?

A diagnosis may be suspected based on signs and symptoms, including regular fluctuations in the level of neutrophils in the blood. The diagnosis of cyclic neutropenia is often confirmed by blood work.

What are the treatment options for cyclic neutropenia?

Treatment for cyclic neutropenia may include taking antibiotic medicines for fevers and infections. Children who exhibit abdominal pain need to be carefully evaluated for potentially serious complications.

For people with a well-matched donor, a stem cell transplant may be the preferred treatment option. A stem cell transplant is the only alternative therapy for individuals with congenital neutropenia who do not respond to G-CSF or who undergo malignant transformation to cancer.