Hi, does anyone suffer from chronic Lymphocytopenia? My lymphocytes are chronically low for years now. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lymphocytopenia The most common cause of temporary lymphocytopenia is a recent infection, such as the common cold. Lymphocytopenia, but not idiopathic CD4+ lymphocytopenia, is associated with corticosteroid use, infections with HIV and other viral, bacterial, and fungal agents, malnutrition, systemic lupus erythematosus, severe stress, intense or prolonged physical exercise (due to cortisol release), rheumatoid arthritis, sarcoidosis, and iatrogenic (caused by other medical treatments) conditions. Lymphocytopenia is a frequent, temporary result from many types of chemotherapy, such as with cytotoxic agents or immunosuppressive drugs. Some malignancies that have spread to involve the bone marrow, such as leukemia or advanced Hodgkin's disease, also cause lymphocytopenia. Large doses of radiation, such as those involved with nuclear accidents or medical whole body radiation, may cause lymphocytopenia. Lymphocytopenia that is caused by infections tends to resolve once the infection has cleared.