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what might cause someone to have low hemoglobin and low white blood cell count?

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Dr. Scott Diede
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Possibilities...: Viral infection causing bone marrow suppression. Once the body fights off the virus, the bone marrow recovers and the anemia and leukopenia resolve. More serious causes can include aplastic anemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, leukemia, or other cancers that spread to the bone marrow.

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Last updated Mar 31, 2018

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