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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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White Cell Count (Definition)

This is the number of white blood cells per microlitre. It includes neutrophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, and other rarer types such ...Read more


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What is a low white cell count ?

What is a low white cell count ?

Infection fighting: cells are found on top of the red oxygen carrying cells if you let blood settle to the bottom of a tube as a grey-green-white layer. The number and type of these cells vary a huge amount among normal people who can fight off infections. The number needs to get close to Zero before you are unprotected from infection, but can be lowered in most any illness that makes you sick (including colds). ...Read more

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What causes chronic low white cell count?

Quite a few things: Medications, infection, primary blood cancers of multiple flavors. A lot to speak to in 400 characters. Maybe re-post with a more focused leukopenia question. ...Read more

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How to increase white cell count in myself?

The causes of: The low WBC are extensive. Once a specific diagnosis is made, you can plan the interventions with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes for low white cell count?

What are the causes for low white cell count?

Leukopenia: A low white cell count (leukopenia) 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 leukopenia you have. ...Read more

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What can be done to improve the white cell count?

Depends: Hard to know what you mean by improvement. What is the problem to begin with? ...Read more

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What are the causes of chronic high white cell count?

Varies: Usually the WBC goes up in response to some kind of infection or inflammatory condition in the body. If the white cells are abnormal, it can be a sign of a blood disease like a leukemia. Sometimes there is no obvious cause of persistent WBC elevation. ...Read more

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Are there any medicines to bring up white cell count?

Are there any medicines to bring up white cell count?

Find out cause: Some people of african &/or asian descent may normally have low white cell count that fluctuate between 2.5 to 5.0, not causing any problem with the ability to fight off infection as long as the absolute neutrophil count is above 1k.However, if the anc falls below 1k, keeps decreasing, is assoc w/anemia &/or low platelet count, then see doc as could be sign of a host of causes.C additnl comments belo. ...Read more