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Signs And Symptoms Of Low White Blood Cell 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?
Often none : If the white blood cells do not decrease below a certain threshold, there may be no symptoms. Profile indicates Clozaril which may cause agranulocytosis(neutropenia). Symptoms can present insidiously with oral ulcerations +/- fever. Sepsis can be the initial presentation in abrupt cases. Monitor WBC count soon after starting therapy and frequently in first 3 months of therapy. ...Read more
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer cells can replace the normal cells of the bone marrow. The normal cells produce mature circulating blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). If they are compromised, so are their products. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be the cause of low white blood cell count in someone who is not sick and has no symptoms?
Happens.....: God made us a fine tuned machine....But levels go up and down if immunity is ok....No symptoms....Should not worry too much...Also god approach to check on autoimmune diseases.... ...Read more
Severe adema, low white blood cell count and itching all over body, what can this be a sign of? Thank you.
Viral?: If the problem has been present for less than 6 weeks, this is likely from a viral infection. If it lasts for more than 4-6 weeks, then the answer gets more complex. However if you have any breathing problem or fainting issues, you need to consult an allergist. Regardless , get your blood count repeated in a month to make sure this is not a permanent finding. ...Read more
Depends: The primary purpose of white blood cells (wbcs) is to fight infection. So, people with low white blood cell counts could be more susceptible to infections. However, it depends on why the wbcs are low. Some people simply have low WBC counts and live normal lives. Others could have an underlying problem causing the low counts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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