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what causes low red and white blood cell counts?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
When both RBC and: Wbcs are affected several topics come to mind. The marrow may be stressed in response to infection, or due to a medication. This would also be a common pattern in bone marrow production problems such as the myelodysplastic syndromes. Patients with acute leukemia can also present in this fashion.
Answered on Apr 10, 2020
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