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What can cause low white cell count in adults?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience

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A 44-year-old member asked:

White cell count is very very low. What will be outcome?

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Dr. Donald Higby
Medical Oncology 52 years experience
Depends: Studies done in the 1960's support the idea that with low white blood cell counts, the critical factor is the neutrophil count (type of white cell), which, if it falls below 500, increases the risk of infection. There are people who tend to run low white cell counts who have no problems.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Varies: Usually the WBC goes up in response to some kind of infection or inflammatory condition in the body. If the white cells are abnormal, it can be a sign of a blood disease like a leukemia. Sometimes there is no obvious cause of persistent WBC elevation.
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Low grade carbon monoxide poisoning from smoking can also lead to this problem
Dec 5, 2012
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the causes for low white cell count?

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Dr. Kelty Baker
Hematology 28 years experience
Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of leukopenia you have.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What can cause a low white cell count?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Many things: It may be a developmental defect, severe infection, chemotherapy, bone marrow fibrosis, auto-immune disorders and more. You may consult this site for information: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/low-white-blood-cell-count/basics/definition/SYM-20050615
A 38-year-old member asked:

How to increase white cell count in myself?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
The causes of: The low WBC are extensive. Once a specific diagnosis is made, you can plan the interventions with your doctor.

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