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Neutropenia

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  Neutropenia

Credits: 1.25   Post-Assessment Questions:  10

Release Date: 5 Oct 2020
Expiration Date: 20 Nov 2021
Last Reviewed: 20 Nov 2020
Estimated Time To Finish: 75 Minutes

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Activity Description

Neutrophils play an essential role in immune defenses because they ingest, kill, and digest invading microorganisms, including fungi and bacteria. Failure to carry out this role leads to immunodeficiency, which is mainly characterized by the presence of recurrent infections. Defects in neutrophil function can be quantitative, as seen in neutropenia or qualitative, as seen in neutrophil dysfunction. The standard circulating neutrophil count is above 1.5 x 10/L. Neutropenia can be classified in asymptomatic (mild), moderate, and severe, and thus, the progression to infection concerning the number. Neutropenia, with decreased production with marrow hypoplasia, can be primary and due to chronic benign neutropenia, cyclical neutropenia, and other congenital and familial neutropenias. It can be secondary to cytotoxic drugs, aplastic anemia, leukemia, drug reactions, and infections. Neutropenia, with increased destruction with marrow hyperplasia, is due to hypersplenism and immune neutropenia. Secondary causes are the commonest. For example, neutropenia caused as a side effect of chemotherapy for malignancies. This activity reviews the etiology, presentation, evaluation, and management/prevention of neutropenia, and reviews the role of the interprofessional team in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing the condition.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Explain the pathophysiology of neutropenia.
  • Describe the presentation and examination criteria for evaluating neutropenia.
  • Review treatment and management considerations for patients with chronic neutropenia.

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Authors: Angel Justiz Vaillant
Editors: Patrick Zito
Editors-In-Chief: Alan HeffnerSusan MurinChristian Sandrock
Chief Medical Reviewer: Saran Lotfollahzadeh
Nurse Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Lisa Haddad
Pharmacy Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Mark Pellegrini
Physician Planner/Reviewer/Editor: Scott Dulebohn

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Quillen College of Medicine, East Tennessee State University designates this activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

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  5. Successfully pass the post-test with a minimum score of 100%.
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