• infectious
  • Agranulocytosis may develop during various infectious diseases, avitaminoses, and diseases of the hematic system and as a result of the direct action of chemicals (benzene), drugs (aminopyrine, sulfanilamides, antibiotics, and others), and ionizing radiation on the bone marrow. (thefreedictionary.com)
  • cases
  • Recently Hoppin and colleagues (2) described three cases of pentazocine-related agranulocytosis. (annals.org)
  • One reviewer abstracted details about cases and assessed causality between drug intake and agranulocytosis by using World Health Organization assessment criteria. (annals.org)
  • Four cases were associated with agranulocytosis, 2 had no white blood cell counts available and 1 had a high white blood cell count. (empr.com)
  • The annual risk of agranulocytosis to the general population has been reported as 3.4 per million with greater than two-thirds of all cases are attributed to pharmaceutical drug use ( 9 , 10 ). (pubmedcentralcanada.ca)
  • bone
  • If the ANC level is abnormal, the doctor may recommend further testing, such as a bone marrow biopsy or genetic blood tests to determine what is causing the agranulocytosis. (medicalnewstoday.com)
  • Sometimes
  • for these reasons, granulopenia is a more etymologically consistent term, and as such, is sometimes preferred to "agranulocytosis" (which can be misinterpreted as "agranulocyt-osis", meaning proliferation of agranulocytes (i.e. lymphocytes and monocytes). (wikipedia.org)