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what causes low white blood cell count in adults

A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience 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 37-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
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Long list: Please consult this site for information on this topic: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/causes/sym-20050615
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple causes: Low production due to bone marrow failure, side effects of some drugs, excessive destruction in auto-immune disorders, enlarged spleen from any cause ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Multiple causes: Bone marrow failure, enlarged spleen, auto-immune diseases, some infections and drug effects are some of the causes.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Viral infection: Leukopenia, low white cell count, is most often caused by viral infection. A number of different conditions or infections have to be considered as we ... Read More

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