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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

  My white blood cell count was 6.25... Is this normal or low? Is it okay to take prednisone for poison ivy with this WBC count?

You're fine: Normal WBC. I trust lymphocyte and neutrophil counts were fine also. Take the prenisone for the poison ivy only if it's so bad you can't sleep otherwise. We're glad to help. ...Read more

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Hiv (Definition)

HIV is also known as HIV/AIDS. Hiv infection is caused by a retrovirus....This retrovirus binds to CD4 cells (for the most part). You may detect the virus by several different methods. An elisa test (enzyme linked immunosorbent assay). You may also detect it by doing a test referred to as a western blot (a gel protein electrophoresis). Thirdly by pcr (polymerase chain reaction) which ...Read more


Dr. Stuart Erner
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Doctor said my white blood cell count was low, took an HIV test it came back negative, what is causing this?

Doctor said my white blood cell count was low, took an HIV test it came back negative, what is causing this?

Low white cell count: You need further evaluation as there are many reasons one can have a low white blood cell count. Some examples would be: viral infections, autoimmune disorders, drug reactions, congenital issues causing bone marrow suppression, and nutritional deficiencies. Speak with your doctor about seeing a hematologist ( blood specialist) . ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Schwarzman
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Dr. Tara Solomon
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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9 : Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast. ...Read more

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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
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What can cause low white blood cell count in pregnancy?

What can cause low white blood cell count in pregnancy?

Several causes.: Drugs (steroids, chemotherapy, immunosuppressants, rare aplastic anemia from toxicity of many drugs), viruses (ebv, hiv, cmv), sepsis (urinary or other), toxic exposures, endocrinopathies, vitamin deficiency (b12 in particular), hematologic disorders, cancer/leukemia/lymphoma are some of the causes that leap to mind. Seek maternal-fetal medicine and hematology care and best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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What's the cause low white blood cell count?

What's the cause low white blood cell count?

Many causes.: Low WBC can be due to nutritional factors, infections (esp. Viral infections), autoimmune diseases, inhereted defects, leukemias and other bone marrow cancers, meylodysplasia, drug reactions, and even unknown causes. The problem with this is infection, but the risk depends on how low the WBC is. Only with very low WBC is there a risk of death. ...Read more

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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What cause low white blood cell count and what should I do for this?

What cause low white blood cell count and what should I do for this?

Low white count: Causes include benign leukopenia, autoimmune diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitides, myelodysplastic syndrome, nutritional deficiencies like b12, copper deficiencies, medication effect etc. You need to see hematologist who can order blood tests and perform bone marrow aspirate and biopsy if indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Ein
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Does virus cause low white blood cell count?

Does virus cause low white blood cell count?

Sometimes: Many virus infections are associated with low or normal WBC counts. ...Read more

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Dr. Su Fairchild
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Can hypothyroidism cause low white blood cell count?

Can hypothyroidism cause low white blood cell count?

Not usually: Hypothyroidism is not known to cause a low wbc. Low white cell count could be due to infection or toxicity. ...Read more

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Will the herpes virus cause low white blood cell count?

Will the herpes virus cause low white blood cell count?

It can: As it happens with any other virus infection, you can have low white blood cells with herpes virus. ...Read more

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (Definition)

Human immunodeficiency virus is also known as HIV/AIDS. Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a lentivirus (a member of the retrovirus family) that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (aids), [1][2] a condition in humans in which progressive failure of the immune system allows life-threatening opportunistic infections ...Read more


White Blood Cell (Definition)

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