Claus, M.A. (2015) Febrile neutropenia. In: Silverstein, D. and Hopper, K., (eds.) Small Animal Critical Care Medicine. Elsevier, St Louis, MO, USA, pp. 466-472.
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Febrile neutropenia in dogs and cats has multiple etiologies. Regardless of the underlying cause, insufficient numbers of circulating neutrophils can affect significantly patient morbidity and mortality. Without these vital cells of the innate immune system, patients with febrile neutropenia have little protection against invading pathogens and are even at risk of developing life-threatening infections from their own commensal microflora. This chapter discusses the normal processes and production of neutrophils, the etiologies of febrile neutropenia, and diagnostic tests and recommended treatments for patients with this condition.
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