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What can cause low WBC count? WBC 3.6, lymphocyte 810. Also, HSV 1 IGG TYPE SPECIFIC AB >5 COXSACKIE B2 AB 1:16 HEPATITIS A AB, REACTIVE Thanks, Don

What can cause low WBC count? WBC 3.6, lymphocyte 810. Also,
HSV 1 IGG TYPE SPECIFIC AB >5
COXSACKIE B2 AB	1:16
HEPATITIS A AB, REACTIVE
Thanks, Don

Cannot evaluate: Individual lab tests cannot be interpreted without all of the results and an understanding of the patient's medical history. I would recommend asking the doctor who ordered the test or considering a consult on HealthTap Prime, If you have the lab results and can upload them. Good luck. ...Read more

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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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What is the cause of low neutrophil and WBC count?

What is the cause of low neutrophil and WBC count?

Many things: Medications, infections, bone marrow problems. The most common is medications. Sometimes in 6-12% of the population, the WBC is low. Other reasons are we do not know or so called idiopathic neutropenia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of low neutrophil WBC count?

Neutropenia: A low neutrophil count (neutropenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of neutropenia you have. ...Read more

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I have a WBC count of 10 and lymphocytes at 428. Is that high or low? What may cause this? Should i be worried?

I have a WBC count of 10 and lymphocytes at 428. Is that high or low?  What may cause this?  Should i be worried?

Low lymphocyte: Your lymphocyte count (428) is low. See doc to repeat cbc. Normal lymphocyte: 1000 to 5000 most common cause for low lymphocyte is viral infections (ebv, cmv, hiv, etc). Others include autoimmune disease (ra, ms, etc), drug, or blood or bone marrow disorder. Your WBC (10, 000) is normal. ...Read more

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What is the reason sepsis will sometimes cause a low WBC count?

What is the reason sepsis will sometimes cause a low WBC count?

Greater loss,less md: If all the wbc's are consumed by the infectious process and the body is not keeping up with their loss, the number declines. The infectious process can also overtake the bone marrow and shut down production. ...Read more

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I have a ferritin level of 8, a low WBC count and low neutrophil and lymphocyte. normal periods and eat well rounded diet - what are potential causes?

I have a ferritin level of 8, a low WBC count and low neutrophil and lymphocyte. normal periods and eat well rounded diet - what are potential causes?

Possible causes: Get an eval as many blood disorders such as the anemia's can cause these issues. Problems with intestinal absorption such as Celiac disease may cause abnormal counts such as yours too. Depending on how low the blood count numbers are,, you may need a more urgent appt. Best to see a Hematologist, as the ferritin is low and you certainly may need iron replacement. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do for a low WBC count?

What to do for a low WBC count?

Nothing: Unless symptomatic or if its under3 then a microscopic analysis of you wbcs followed by a hematologist visit. ...Read more

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What is the exact medical name for a low WBC count ?

What is the exact medical name for a low WBC count ?

Leukopenia: Leukopenia is the exact medical name. When all the blood counts are low, it is called pancytopenia. If the red blood cell count is low, it is anemia. Low platelets is thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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What causes a WBC count to be slightly high from normal range?

Many reasons: It may be "the normal" for that person, physiologic causes include pregnancy. Infection is a usual reason for elevated wbc. For a list of causes consult the website given below:http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/high-white-blood-cell-count/my00161/dsection=causes. ...Read more

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My WBC count is usually at the higher end of the normal range (10-11,000). What could be the cause of this?

My WBC count is usually at the higher end of the normal range (10-11,000).  What could be the cause of this?

It's you: One known cause of such minor lab variabilities is slightly decreased affinity between the receptors that bind neutrophils and the vessel walls. More are circulating because fewer are hanging out on the sides. If you feel well, I hope you will not give this any more worry. Nothing ever comes of these trivial anomalies. ...Read more

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What could cause a decrease in your WBC count?

What could cause a decrease in your WBC count?

LOW WBC: You should know why it is low and if it is pathology or normal variation. If it is from a marrow problem, you need to find out what that is. If it is from treatment, it may or may not be indicated. One needs to establish a diagnosis not treat a sign or symptom. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma cause WBC count to be high (25, 000)?

Can lymphoma cause WBC count to be high (25, 000)?

Absolutely-but..: Depends on the type of lymphoma. By definition, lymphoma-leukemia can be seen in the peripheral blood, with types such as chronic lymphocytic lymphoma/leukemia. But in general, it depends on the lymphoma type. It would be lymphocytes or blasts that were elevated. ...Read more

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What could cause a high WBC count in a 3-month-old?

Stress/infection: The WBC can double in a reaction to stress at any age as circulating stress cortisol causes wbc's to enter the circulation from their resting sites.The typical cause is some infectious trigger & both viral & bacterial infections can cause a similar increase. After time passes the profile of the wbc's (neutrophils/lymphs/monocytes) can suggest a likely agent. ...Read more

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Could you ever get hurt/harmed with a low wbc count?

Could you ever get hurt/harmed with a low wbc count?

Leukopenia: A low white count may make you more susceptible to infections. You need to have your low white count evaluated and properly diagnosed to find out why it is low and what the official diagnosis is. You should see a Hematologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that in malaria WBC count gets a little bit low. ?

Is it true that in malaria WBC count gets a little bit low. ?

Yes.: WBC counts in malaria are lower than in normals. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2481386/ ...Read more

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Why is japan standard for WBC count range so low at ~ 8500? I got 10120 at a regular health check & i was advised to get advanced checkup. Im worried.

See below...: The normal WBC range is generally 4000-11000. So yours is still within normal limits but at the higher end. It is also higher than your previous values. If you currently have a runny nose, it may be an infection. Check again after symptoms disappear, it should go down. Normal black and middle eastern persons may have lower wbc. Unaware of different standard in japan, but may vary by lab. ...Read more

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Do leukaemia patients have high wbc count or low wbc count?

Do leukaemia patients have high wbc count or low wbc count?

Usually: Leukemia is by definition a primary tumor of the blood-forming elements. If the cancer remains confined to the bone marrow, and the abnormal cells do not enter the blood ("aleukemic"), then the white count is often low because healthy cells are crowded out of the marrow. If the abnormal cells do spill over, the count is often high. The key is often that the cells look abnormal. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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