Neutropenia is a common hematologic disorder in the newborn intensive care unit, particularly in preterm neonates. Although its cause varies, a significant proportion of the episodes are associated with pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. In this review, we provide a brief overview of preeclampsia and neonatal neutropenia, with a focus on the neonatal neutropenia associated with maternal preeclampsia. We discuss potential contributory mechanisms to and the natural history of this type of neutropenia, as well as reasonable management strategies in affected neonates.

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