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I am the mother of a 16 yr old african american male who has been referred to a pediatric hematologist for low wbc's. what are they looking for?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Many possibilities: Low white blood cells (wbcs) can be anything from normal to serious conditions involving the bone marrow. If your son's doctor is unsure, a pediatric hematologist is the specialist to see. Is your son having any symptoms (fevers, large lymph nodes, unintentional weight loss)? Since there are many types of wbcs, which ones are low and how low are important to know, along with the rest of his cbc.
Dr. Olga Nilova
Specializes in Pediatrics
Rule out malignancy: It's hard to say without all the information but potentially they are trying to eliminate malignancy and immunodeficiency.

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