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Neutropenia: A Vulnerable Time for Infections
Neutropenia: A Vulnerable Time for Infections What Is Neutropenia? There are many types of white blood cells, each with specific roles, but their main job is to fight infection. Neutropenia is a condition in which a person has very low amounts of a type of white blood cell called a neutrophil in their body. Since white blood cells attack harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi, neutropenia increases the risk of infections. Who Is at Risk? Neutropenia is often seen in people receiving chemotherapy or radiat...