A 30-year-old female asked:
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was in hospital with a viral infection. when i was leaving the doctor said my white blood cells are low and get a blood test next week should i worry?

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Dr. Michael Ein
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: Many viral illnesses cause a decrease in the WBC count. It returns to normal shortly after the viral infection resolves.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
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