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ANC count and neupogen
Feb 1, 2006

what are ANC counts in a child HIV positive? What does it mean to have decreased WBC count and how does neupogen injections help?

Response from Dr. Henry

ANC refers to absolute neutrophil counts (a part o the white blood cell family and an important cell for preventing infections). HIV infection, other infection, marrow toxic drugs and other conditions can result in low ANC levels. In adults with HIV once the ANC level is < 500-750 there is increased risk for infections and growth factor therapy is considered.KH



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