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NEUTROPENIC DIET

PRABHA J

Abstract


        Neutropenia is a condition characterized by a low amount of neutrophils, the white blood cells responsible for fighting off infection. Due to a low neutrophil count, a person's immune system weakens, thus compromising his or her ability to flight off infection. Those with neutropenia must follow a neutropenic, or low-microbial diet. This diet consists of avoiding foods that potentially carry high amounts of bacteria. Cooking foods completely makes sure that all bacteria are destroyed.


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MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING

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