A 24-year-old member asked:
is a low white blood cell count dangerous?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Jason Black answered
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infections. However, it depends on why the wbcs are low. Some people simply have low WBC counts and live normal lives. Others could have an underlying problem causing the low counts.
Answered on Aug 18, 2020
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