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A 19-year-old female asked:

can hemochromatosis cause low wbc and low neutrophil?

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Dr. Morton Levitt
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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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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.

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