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A 58-year-old female asked:

Can antibiotics affect cbc? wbc from 2.0 to 1.7, rbc from 4 to 3 and platelets from 220 to 190. wbc has always been around 2.0-2.2

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
That means nothing: These are consistent with the random daily fluctuations in blood counts.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Many medications: Can have an impact on the parameters in the cbc. That said, you are noting changes which are within the variability of the test. The real question in why do you run a low WBC chronically?

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