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Leukopenia: Quiz

  

Question 1: ________ used to treat multiple sclerosis, like Rebif, Avonex, and Betaseron, can also cause leukopenia.
Peginterferon alfa-2aInterferon-gammaInterferonInterferon alfa-2b

Question 2: Leukopenia (also known as leukocytopenia, or leucopenia, from Greek λευκό-white and πενία-deficiency) is a decrease in the number of white blood cells (leukocytes) found in the ________, which places individuals at increased risk of infection.
Blood plasmaBloodPlateletRed blood cell

Question 3: In addition, many common ________ can cause leukopenia (see below).
Pharmaceutical drugDrugPsychoactive drugAntidepressant

Question 4: Medications which can cause leukopenia include clozapine, an ________ medication with a rare adverse effect leading to the total absence of all granulocytes (neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils).
ChlorpromazineOlanzapineAntiparkinsonAntipsychotic

Question 5: Other medications include immunosuppressive drugs, such as sirolimus, mycophenolate mofetil, tacrolimus, and ________.
Mycophenolic acidAdalimumabCiclosporinMethotrexate

Question 6: Leukopenia can be identified with a ________.
Reticulocyte indexBlood filmComplete blood countSerum iron

Question 7: Many other causes exist, such as a deficiency in certain minerals such as ________ and zinc.
PalladiumSilverGoldCopper

Question 8: Increased white blood cell count may be present in cases of ________ toxicity[1].
CopperChromiumZincArsenic

Question 9: Neutropenia is a sub-type of leukopenia that refers to a decrease in the number of circulating ________, the most abundant white blood cells.
PhagocyteEosinophil granulocyteBasophil granulocyteNeutrophil granulocyte
















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