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What is low white blood cell count mean if high fever and sick?

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Dr. Michael Engel
Pediatrics - Hematology & Oncology

In brief: Leukopenia may be...

Counterintuitive, but it is seen frequently in the context of infection/inflammation.
Usually we equate illness with a rise in WBC count because we mobilize our wbcs to fight off infections caused by multiple pathogens...Viruses, bacteria, fungi for example. However, inflammatory cytokines can induce transient marrow suppression to cause leukopenia. Should resolve spontaneously. Get well soon.

In brief: Leukopenia may be...

Counterintuitive, but it is seen frequently in the context of infection/inflammation.
Usually we equate illness with a rise in WBC count because we mobilize our wbcs to fight off infections caused by multiple pathogens...Viruses, bacteria, fungi for example. However, inflammatory cytokines can induce transient marrow suppression to cause leukopenia. Should resolve spontaneously. Get well soon.
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Dr. Hale Dimetry
Pharmacology

In brief: U r sick

It means you have an infection that your body is fighting....

In brief: U r sick

It means you have an infection that your body is fighting....
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