International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 293--296

Severe congenital cyclic neutropenia: A case report


Vidyavathi H Patil1, Shivayogi M Hugar1, Girish Balikai2, Sudha Patil3 
1 Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KLE University, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Hemato-Oncology, KLE University, Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital, Belagavi, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Vidyavathi H Patil
Department of Paedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi - 590 010, Karnataka
India

Congenital cyclic neutropenia syndrome is a constitutional genetic disorder which is characterized by very low number of neutrophils (neutropenia). Patients suffering from this disorder clinically present with neutropenia at early age, history of recurrent fever, ulcerations in the oral cavity, gingivitis, and other recurrent infections. This paper describes a case report of a child with recurrent mouth ulcers, fever, and later diagnosed with severe congenital cyclic neutropenia. This also emphasizes the importance of identification of rare causes of immunosuppressive conditions in children presenting with recurrent oral ulcers and poor dental hygiene, to prevent long-term complications of oral cavity and also morbidity and mortality secondary to neutropenic sepsis.


How to cite this article:
Patil VH, Hugar SM, Balikai G, Patil S. Severe congenital cyclic neutropenia: A case report.Int J App Basic Med Res 2016;6:293-296


How to cite this URL:
Patil VH, Hugar SM, Balikai G, Patil S. Severe congenital cyclic neutropenia: A case report. Int J App Basic Med Res [serial online] 2016 [cited 2020 Aug 14 ];6:293-296
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