International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

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International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics

2021, Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A

Determination of cases of neutropenia in 104 children
Author(s)
Dr. Bopanna KM
Abstract
Background: Neutropenia, usually defined as an absolute neutrophil count below 1.5 × 109/L, encompasses a wide range of diagnoses, from normal variants to life-threatening acquired and congenital disorders. The present study evaluated cases of neutropenia and fever in children.
Materials & Methods: 104 children confirmed case of fever and neutropenia of both genders Were studied.
Results: Age group 10-12 years had 14 boys and 8 girls, 12-14 years had 20 boys and 10 girls and 14-16 years had 30 boys and 12 girls. The main cause of neutropenia was bacterial in 54, viral in 20, fungal in 15, drugs in10 and autoimmune in 5 cases. The difference was significant (P<0.05). Out of 104 patients, 98 survived and 6 died. The difference was significant (P<0.05).
Conclusion: Authors found that maximum cases were seen in boys and age group 14-16 years.
Pages: 22-24 | Views: 58 | Downloads: 43
How to cite this article:
Dr. Bopanna KM. Determination of cases of neutropenia in 104 children. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2021;4(1):22-24. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2021.v4.i1a.122
International Journal of Paediatrics and Geriatrics