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Low white cell count

A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
30 years experience Family Medicine
Leukopenia: is a decrease in the number of white blood cells (leukocytes) found in the blood, which places individuals at increased risk of infection.
Dr. Warren Foster
20 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Infection fighters: The white cells are the infection fighting cells. There is generally an average level, circulating within the blood. There are different kinds of wh ... Read More
Dr. Donald Alves
24 years experience Emergency Medicine
Decreased WBCs: It is a finding from a complete blood count (CBC) that indicates you have a WBC count less than 4 (in most labs). By itself, it means nothing--can be ... Read More

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Many things: It may be a developmental defect, severe infection, chemotherapy, bone marrow fibrosis, auto-immune disorders and more. You may consult this site for ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Quite a few things: Medications, infection, primary blood cancers of multiple flavors. A lot to speak to in 400 characters. Maybe re-post with a more focused leukopenia q ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Othe ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Many: Primary or secondary blood disorder, infection, immunologic diseases, medication, and many other possibilities. Most causes would be treatable. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely: What kind of spots? However, these spots are likely unrelated to the white count.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Need a little more: here. How low? Is the RBC count high or are you speaking of the hemoglobin or hematocrit?
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Riney
37 years experience Pediatrics
Can be: Depends on type.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Walter Futterweit
64 years experience Endocrinology
No Data.: My experience is absolutely NOT.
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