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lyme disease and low white blood cell count

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwi ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
32 years experience Internal Medicine
I amnot aware: I am not aware of low white blood count and thyroid diseases . Thyroid disease is mainly affect body metabolism including cardiovascular , neuro -co ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
45 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: Periodontal disease is an infection. It conceivably could cause a mild elevation of white blood count.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Usually bacterial: It's usually a bacterial illness that causes the symptoms you describe. But this can include anything form sinus infections, tonsillitis, ear infectio ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
What Symptoms?: How high is your white cell count? What if any symptoms do you have? Do you have fever? Have you had unintended weight loss? If answer to all of these ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald L. Klein
41 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Periodontal disease is an acute or chronic infection of the bone and gums supporting your teeth. White blood cells function to fight infection, and c ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
PID: As a general rule both the WBC and the ESR would be elevated with pid.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Amster
Specializes in Pediatrics
Several ways: White blood cells are created by the bone marrow, so anything that suppresses bone marrow affects white blood cells. Some viral illnesses such as mono ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelty Baker
28 years experience Hematology
Leukopenia: A low white cell count can be caused by many things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Ot ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Not usually: A low white count is present in about 15% of the population and usually has no clinical significance. Discuss the result with your doctor.

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