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Tests For Leukopenia
Can having chronic leukopenia affect other lab tests or cause other problems? I've had this for many years with no known reason for it.
I just my lblood work back
wbc 11.7 h
rdw 15.5 h
neutrophilis absolute 8564 h
leukocyte esterase moderate 2+
bacteria few 10-25 h
my dr is running another blood test for leukopenia and pyuria why is running these test ? Plus another WBC w
Confusion: The best person to ask these questions is your doctor. In addition, he/she can explain the results and put them into context for you. ...Read more
Low white blood cell: Leukopenia is a general term for a low white blood cell count(wbc). That is all leukopenia means, it doesn't say anything about why there is are few wbcs. Often a mild leukopenia is from viral infections, and the typical thing to do is to recheck to see if it goes up. Severe leukopenia is managed emergently, sometimes in hospital. The next step is usually to be referred to a hematologist. ...Read more
No: Leukopenia (white blood cells in the blood are fewer than normal) does not cause reduction a child's final height. However, if the leukopenia was severe, and the child had persistent or recurrent infections throughout childhood, he might not grow as tall due to having chronic illnesses. In an adult, leukopenia does not make him shorter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low white blood cell: This term is generic for any low total white blood cell count. ...Read more
Transient, temporary: Leukopenia is low white blood cell count ( checked on a simple CBC, blood count test) This is common with viral illnesses such as the flu. viral condition goes away and so does the leukopenia. following chemotherapy , white cell count drops and recovers ( transient) ...Read more
Need monitoring: The long-term concern is for major infections and sepsis episodes developing in these patients. Also, since these patients can be treated with g-csf injections there is concern for development of leukemias which are seen in patients with severe congenital neutropenia ( a related but different disorder). ...Read more
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