Neutropenia is a dangerous and potentially fatal condition that exposes patients to recurrent infections. Primary causes constitute a small portion of the whole and are mostly unknown. Congenital neutropenia is a primary immunodeficiency disorder associated with recurrent bacterial infections, auto-inflammatory and auto-immune phenomena, hematologic malignancy and neuro-psychiatric manifestations. It results from impaired maturation of neutrophil granulocytes and is associated with a variety of syndromic diseases including: oculocutaneous albinism, metabolic diseases and bone marrow failure syndromes. Congenital neutropenia is a genetically heterogeneous group of related disorders. It demonstrates several modes of inheritance, including autosomal recessive, autosomal dominant, sporadic and X-linked forms.
The Igenomix Congenital Neutropenia Precision Panel can be as a tool for an accurate and directed diagnosis as well as differential diagnosis of recurrent bacterial infections ultimately leading to a better management and prognosis of the disease. It provides a comprehensive analysis of the genes involved in this disease using next-generation sequencing (NGS) to fully understand the spectrum of relevant genes involved.
- The Igenomix Congenital Neutropenia Precision Panel is used for patients with a clinical diagnosis or suspicion with or without the following symptoms:
- Oral ulcers
- Sinusitis, otitis media
- Lymphadenopathy, lymphadenitis
- Bronchitis, pneumonia
- Cutaneous abscess
- Bacteremia and/or septicemia
- Urinary tract infection
The clinical utility of this panel is:
- The genetic and molecular confirmation for an accurate clinical diagnosis of a symptomatic patient.
- Early initiation of treatment involving a multidisciplinary team focusing on preventive care of infections and other complications, symptomatic medical care for neurologic symptoms alongside early surveillance for cancer detection.
- Risk assessment of asymptomatic family members according to the mode of inheritance via genetic counselling and explanation of the multisystem nature of the disease.
- Improvement of delineation of genotype-phenotype correlation.
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