Wednesday, October 01, 2014


Blood test this morning:

Hb                  105
PLT                347
Neutrophils         1.30
WBC                   3.11

The consultant was 'a little bit worried' by the trend of the neutrophil count, which has declined over the last three tests and is below the normal range of 2.2 - 6.3 10^9?L. Neutropenia, the condition of reduced neutrophils, means a greater susceptibility to infection, Dr M thought a bone marrow biopsy might be necessary, the previous one having been taken in July 2011, but first recommended cutting the hydroxycarbamide to five days a week to see if that would improve the neutrophil count, and arranged the next appointment for October 29.

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