Agranulocytosis

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Agranulocytosis
Classification and external resources
ICD-10D70.
ICD-9288.0
DiseasesDB8994
MeSHD000380

Agranulocytosis is a medical condition where there are very few granulocytes (a kind of white blood cell) in the blood. It is a type of severe and dangerous leukopenia (a condition of very low number of white blood cells). If the agranulocytosis is because of a lack of neutrophils (called neutropenia), it is especially bad.[1][2]

The word agranulocytosis comes from the Greek "a-", meaning "without", the word "granulocyte", referring to a type of blood cell with granules in the cytoplasm, and "-osis", meaning "abnormal condition".

References[change | change source]

  1. "eMedicine/Stedman Medical Dictionary".[permanent dead link]
  2. "Neutropenia: Practice Essentials, Background, Pathophysiology". 4 February 2019 – via eMedicine. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)