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pneumonia low white blood cell count

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Many: Depends on how low the count is and what other symptoms and signs are associated with it and what caused the low count. A common risk is propensity to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infect ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: Low red cells count is because of anemia and need evaluation and blood test to find the cause so be treated.
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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Details please: How high and how low? What is the mcv. Are the wbcs neuts or lymphs. Is this new or chronic?
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not necessarily: White blood counts can be elevated as a result of an infection or inflammatory process. When this happens it is called a leukemoid reaction and is a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience in Internal Medicine
Thrombocytopenia: Several possible causes for low platelet count. You need to have an examination and discuss it with your doctor. It could be related to infections, ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Low white count : Symptoms are usually from underlying disease which lower white count like infections, lupus, arthritis, vasculitis, connective tissue diseases, b12, f ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Jin
Dr. David Jin answered
20 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Hematology workup: The elevation of these 2 parameters of the CBC (complete blood count) may reflect infection or inflammation. However, depending on the chronicity and ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience in Pediatrics
Low white cell count: White blood cells are the body's warriors against infection. When their number runs low, you become more susceptible to infections that could easily b ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Nothing: They are not associated. A low white count is found in about 15% of african americans and has no clinical significance.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Often: The absolute neutrophil count often goes up when there's a bacterial kidney infection. These are not to be taken lightly -- before antibiotics, they w ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Janice Olson
40 years experience in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
There are many.: Infections can sometimes cause low white blood cells - surprising to many because most people think of a high WBC in that case, but overwhelming bacte ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience in Infectious Disease
Sometimes: Many virus infections are associated with low or normal WBC counts.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Calculate absolute #: It is not the percentages of blood cells that determine if they are high or low, but, rather the absolute count. For example, if your total white bloo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Madhusudhan Dommeti
41 years experience in Internal Medicine
Infection: Invasion by foreign organism or disorder in the marrow production.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Lab data: Without a full medical history and physical exam cannot possibly theorize about what this may be. It certainly indicates a need for further investiga ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience in Rheumatology
Possibly: Any stress can trigger headaches. Infection is a stress.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Leukopenia: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: A person's white blood cell count depends on how the bone marrow functions. This is not affected by genetics.
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