Today my PCP suggested that I have mild chronic neutropenia. My WBC have been slightly low for the past 6 months. I had slightly higher than normal protein at my last blood draw in December. She ordered a urinanalysis electrophoresis and the results were close to normal. The electrophoresis ruled out multiple myeloma. The blood draw from yesterday was WBC low again but the protein levels were back to normal. She mentioned that this occurs in many persons of Spanish background. However, I am American Irish and don't know of anyone in my family who have had this chronic condition. I do have to maintain my teeth and gums as I'm prone to gingivitis. I have MVP with slight regurgitation and a murmur. I've been trying to research this condition, but haven't been able to find too much. Any info you can share would be appreciated. TIA
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This is so interesting. I am also moderately chronic neutropenic - I am also white with Irish/European heritage and have been told that this occurs mostly in middle eastern and black population. I have had a bone marrow which was completely negative. I also have MVP and murmur. My white count runs between 2-3 and my neutrophils 800-900 and I am rarely sick/very healthy and I am a registered nurse exposed to many types of serious infections on a regular basis and have never had any problems. I think sometimes we are just the way we are - special. It doesn't mean the doctors have to use us as test objects. The only thing different for me is that it is congenital for me- my mother has the same thing and of course we are unsure if any previous family members did or not. There are some articles available online that discuss congenital chronic neutropenia and many studies have been done on the subject. Google it. Good Luck.