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Low WBC & neutrophils. What would cause this?

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Dr. James Blachly
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Normal variation?

It depends on how low and in what context.
Black americans (and some other ethnic/ancestry groups) can have so-called "ethnic neutropenia" (neutropenia is low neutrophils), and/or low WBC. Low WBC and neutrophils can also happen in bone marrow disorders, and infections. I would recommend seeing a hematologist.

In brief: Normal variation?

It depends on how low and in what context.
Black americans (and some other ethnic/ancestry groups) can have so-called "ethnic neutropenia" (neutropenia is low neutrophils), and/or low WBC. Low WBC and neutrophils can also happen in bone marrow disorders, and infections. I would recommend seeing a hematologist.
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