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A 41-year-old male asked:

I recently had a fasting blood test and was told i had a low white blood cell count. i also had a vitamin d deficiency. what does this mean?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
See answer: A low white blood cell count(leukopenia) may or may not be significant. People of African ancestry can normally have a reduced WBC. A diet deficient in Vitamin D and/or lack adequate exposure to sunlight can lead to Vitamin D deficiency. Taking Vitamin D3 600-800 units daily is recommended. Higher doses may be needed. Check with you Dr. For information of Vit D deficiency > http://bit.ly/1WFSAh0
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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Vitamin D dosing is very difficult to suggest unless we know ethnicity.
Mar 22, 2016
Last updated Sep 21, 2016

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