A 19-year-old female asked:
can hemochromatosis cause low wbc and low neutrophil?
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A Verified Doctor answered
HFE and Leucopenia: It is very rare for leucopenia to be caused by primary hemochromatosis. In fact, in one study ( see http://www.Ehealthme.Com/cs/haemochromatosis/leukopenia) only 2.5 % of patients had it. Of these, most had an associated hematopoietic condition or a drug reaction. I would ask your hematologist to investigate the latter two possibilities.
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Pathology 44 years experience
Yes: This will happen when the liver undergoes fibrosis and the spleen gets congested and starts taking out the neutrophils too readily.
3802 viewsAnswered Feb 13, 2020
Last updated Feb 13, 2020
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