What is Kostmann’s syndrome?
Kostmann’s syndrome is one of severe congenital neutropenias. Children are born with this disorder that is characterized by low neutrophils, one on the types of infection-fighting cells.
Children with Kostmann’s syndrome usually present with severe and recurrent infections, mainly in the respiratory tract and skin.
Diagnosing Kostmann’s syndrome is generally done by a physical exam, medical history and confirmed with blood, genetic and molecular tests.