A 39-year-old female asked:
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could a 3.7 wbc count in a 7yo indicate leukemia if no other symptoms are present? rbc and platelets normal, smear shows "few abnormal lymphocytes"

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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Usually benign: This is common in kids in the weeks after some minor viral illnesses. Leukemia by definition will suppress all the blood elements so platelets, which are the shortest lived of all the elements are going to be low as well as the rbc's in most cases.
Answered on Jul 17, 2016
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