Severe Congenital Neutropenia

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Overview

Neutropenia is the term used to describe the condition of having a low number of neutrophils in the body. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell that protects the body from bacterial infections.

There are several forms of congenital neutropenia, which affect less than one in 200,000 children. Some forms are more severe than others, depending on the neutrophil counts and other clinical problems.

Outstanding Care Team

The medical team at Seattle Children's, a parent organization of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, has a long history of successfully caring for children and teens who have bone marrow failure diseases. Renowned specialists from Children's and SCCA work together to improve your child's quality of life and conquer these diseases.

Medical therapy for bone marrow failure diseases is provided at Seattle Children's. If your child's health-care team determines that the best course of action is a bone marrow transplant, your child will receive this treatment through Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, ranked first in outcomes in a four-year study by the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP) that measured one-year survival rates of patients among 122 transplant centers in the United States.