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

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology

In brief: Leukopenia

The generic term for a low WBC count is leukopenia.
But there are several different types of white cells and a decrease in each of them can cause leukopenia. If the neutrophils are decreased, it is called neutropenia, lymphocytes - lymphopenia, monocytes - monocytopenia, etc.

In brief: Leukopenia

The generic term for a low WBC count is leukopenia.
But there are several different types of white cells and a decrease in each of them can cause leukopenia. If the neutrophils are decreased, it is called neutropenia, lymphocytes - lymphopenia, monocytes - monocytopenia, etc.
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