Clinical Pathological Correlation Quiz: A 7-Month-Old Girl with Congenital Neutropenia and Increased Bone Morrow “Blasts”


Persistent Neutropenia in a child presents a wide differential diagnosis, spanning the spectrum of benign disorders (such as congenital neutropenia, cyclic neutropenia, etc.) to malignant processes (such as myelodysplasia or acute leukemia). The morphologic findings in the bone marrow of a patient with neutropenia may show considerable overlap with those seen in hematopoietic malignancies. We present herein a case that demonstrates this overlap and discuss features that can help in avoiding diagnostic pitfalls.

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R. Sharma, J. Hemminger and S. Kahwash, "Clinical Pathological Correlation Quiz: A 7-Month-Old Girl with Congenital Neutropenia and Increased Bone Morrow “Blasts”," Open Journal of Pathology, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2014, pp. 1-4. doi: 10.4236/ojpathology.2014.41001.

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