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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Klein
20 years experience in Family Medicine
Low white blood cell: Leukopenia is a general term for a low white blood cell count(wbc). That is all leukopenia means, it doesn't say anything about why there is are few ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
27 years experience in Hematology
Leukopenia: Leukopenia is how doctors say low white blood cell count. There are many different causes. Please see a hematologist so they can help determine the ca ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameh Abuerreish
26 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Transient, temporary: Leukopenia is low white blood cell count ( checked on a simple CBC, blood count test) This is common with viral illnesses such as the flu. viral condi ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience in Pediatrics
No: Leukopenia (white blood cells in the blood are fewer than normal) does not cause reduction a child's final height. However, if the leukopenia was seve ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chaim Colen
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
No: Leukopenia means low white blood cell count.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes: Allergy to the sulfonamide contained in Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) can certainly produce leukopenia and the frequency of administrati ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Anemia (normochromic/cytic or not) can be a sign of leukemia (or a variety of other cancerous or non-cancerous conditions). That is it can associated ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Yes: Lamictal should be monitored over time as it can cause blood count issues.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
No: Leukemia is a cancer of the blood producing cells of the bone marrow. Agranulocytosis is the absence of granulocytes, also know as neutrophils. These ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Sysyn
26 years experience in Pediatrics
More analysis needed: Platelet count is largely normal. WBC on low side nearly normal still not horrible. No hematocrit or Hemoglobin in your labs. Easy bruising with ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Opposites: Leukopenia means low white blood cell count. Leukocytosis means high white blood cell count. These are noted on a complete blood count.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
DNA mutations: Leukemias occur due to mutations in dna. Many mutations have been linked to aml, however, the cause for most of the mutations remains unclear. Known r ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
19 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Both are ways of....: Describing features of blood cells. Anemia means your red cell mass is 2 standard deviations below the lower norm for age and sex. Macrocytic means th ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Depends on cause: Chronic pancytopenia means low white & red cells and low platelets. Reversible causes such as nutritional deficinecies, immune disorders, drug-relate ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Treatment for cancer: It is generally not cancers that cause neutropenia but the treatment for cancers, especially chemotherapy that suppresses the bone marrow and causes, ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Leukopenia refers: To a low white blood cell (WBC) count. The differential diagnosis is extensive, and until the cause is determined, a treatment plan can not be made.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Multiple causes: You have a low level of one kind of white blood cell, the neutrophil. Most common cause is viral infection, esp. If transient. Many different medic ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Infection.: Leukocytosis=increased white blood cells, and neutrophilia=mostly neutrophils which fight bacterial infection. They are also increased with inflammati ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
See below: There is a long list of causes and you will find it in the link given below. The causes include inherited disorders, infections, leukemias, bone marro ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience in LASIK Surgery
Nonspecific finding : Leukopenia is just a term for low white blood cell count and is not really a diagnosis. You need additional evaluation by a hematologist to determine ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Absolute counts: This is present only if the absolute neutrophil count is way high and the absolute lymphocyte count is way low. I can do this to myself by swimming in ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not necessarily: Normocytic normochromic anemia can be caused by acute blood loss, early iron deficiency, bone marrow supression, anemia of chronic disease, anemia of ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ball
18 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Anything. : This finding is noticed on a complete blood count. It can be seen in so many conditions and can even be seen in people with no medical problem whatso ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need more info.: It would be useful to know the actual values and also the levels of other blood components. It would be preferably to discuss the results with the doc ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get it looked at: Your peripheral smear and your labs need to be reviewed by a hematologist or hematopathologist for accuracy of the lab report and possible diagnosis. ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Morton Levitt
48 years experience in Pathology
HFE and Leucopenia: It is very rare for leucopenia to be caused by primary hemochromatosis. In fact, in one study ( see http://www.Ehealthme.Com/cs/haemochromatosis/leuko ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Noga
33 years experience in Medical Oncology
White cell cancer: The bone marrow cells that produce granulocytes (needed to fight infections) grow out of control and are present in large numbers in the blood and oth ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Conte
Specializes in Neurology
Yes: but very rarely. A study of 37000 people showed that only 48 of the developed aplastic anemia.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marwan Akasheh
38 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Low white cells: Leucopenia is a global decrease in the whole WBC running lower than 4000 cells when you say neutropenia means decrease in the neutrophils count to les ... Read More
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