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what does low white blood cell count indicate

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Leukopenia: Please consult this site for info: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615

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A 25-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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Rare things are rare: Most people's white blood cells go up or down in number, depending on the infections or inflammatory diseases that they get, the vast majority of whic ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: A high blood sugar suggests diabetes. A low white count often has no clinical significance.
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Effect on marrow: One of the problems of chemo is that it not only destroys the dna of the tumor cell but of the cells in the marrow reducing the wbc. This is exaggera ... Read More
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A 54-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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 44-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 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Black
24 years experience 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 51-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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