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What should be your white cell count if you are immunosuppressed?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Depends

You can be immunosuppressed and still have a normal white blood cell count (wbc).
For many patients we talk about the anc -- absolute neutrophile count. There is a continuum of low counts from mild (below normal) to moderate to severe (<500). Other wbcs may be reduced such as lymphocytes or other cells that are usually not measured with the usual cbc.

In brief: Depends

You can be immunosuppressed and still have a normal white blood cell count (wbc).
For many patients we talk about the anc -- absolute neutrophile count. There is a continuum of low counts from mild (below normal) to moderate to severe (<500). Other wbcs may be reduced such as lymphocytes or other cells that are usually not measured with the usual cbc.
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