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Doctor insights on: Reasons For Low White Blood Cell Count In Children

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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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Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more


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What is the most common reason to have a white blood cell count of 12.7?

What is the most common reason to have a white blood cell count of 12.7?

Infection: Is the most common cause of a mildly elevated white blood cell count. Most bacterial infections result in elevated wbcs with primarily neutrophils. ...Read more

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I have a white blood cell count of 3.6, and absolute neutrophil of 1354... All other numbers in bloodwork are in normal range. Any reason for alarm ?

I have a white blood cell count of 3.6, and absolute neutrophil of 1354... All other numbers in bloodwork are in normal range. Any reason for alarm ?

No: In the absence of moth sores or recurrent infections no need to work up a mildly low neutrophil count. This is very common in african americans and those of northern european ancestry. ...Read more

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Could a bruised rib in the process of healing be the reason for my white blood cell count to be a little high?

Could a bruised rib in the process of healing be the reason for my white blood cell count to be a little high?

Need data: You did not provide the actual counts. The count may be your normal value. Uncomplicated bruise of the rib is not expected to raise WBC count. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count in children?

Often a virus!: While blood cell count can be low with viral infections. Important to make sure that the red blood cell count and hemoglobin are normal and that the while blood cells are normal in appearance. If wbc, rbc and platelets are low, intervention by hematologist is necessary and may require bone marrow. Low WBC should be followed and return to normal when over the viral infection! ...Read more

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What are low white blood cell count reasons?

What are low white blood cell count reasons?

There are many.: Infections can sometimes cause low white blood cells - surprising to many because most people think of a high WBC in that case, but overwhelming bacterial infections can lead to depletion of wbcs. Viruses can also destroy wbcs temporarily. Certain medicines and drugs can cause low white blood counts and auto-immune diseases (where the body's immune system attacks itself) are another cause. ...Read more

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Want to know reasons for a low white blood cell count?

Want to know reasons for a 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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Low white blood cell count cause?

Low white blood cell count cause?

Leukopenia: Recent infection such as flu, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, aplastic anemia, hiv, lupus, hodgkin's lymphoma, cancer, typhoid, malaria, tb, sepsis, folate deficiency, copper & zinc deficiency, medications such as wellbutrin, (bupropion) depakote, lamictal, clozapine, minocycline, flagyl, interferone, arsenic toxicity. ...Read more