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View in Spanish: Neutropenia febril

Febrile neutropenia (FEH-brile noo-troh-PEE-nee-uh)
A condition marked by fever and a lower-than-normal number of neutrophils in the blood. A neutrophil is a type of white blood cell that helps fight infection. Having too few neutrophils increases the risk of infection.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.