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leukopenia and neutropenia

Discussion in 'Immunological' started by santi, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. santi

    santi

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    My blood test revealed just after the onset a mid leukopenia (specifically neutropenia, the other cells were normal). I had as low as 2500 white blood cells per square millimeter, while normal is above 4000 depending on lab. Before the onset I had normal values on all analysis. Now I have them always marginally low and sometimes just above 3000.
     
  2. Little Bluestem

    Little Bluestem Senescent on the Illinois prairie, USA

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    When I did not recover completely from my initiating 'flu', I went back to the health service twice to inform them of the fact. Both time I was told that my temperature and white count were low (low, mind you, not normal), so I could not be sick. :bang-head:


    The last time I had a CBC, all of the counts were normal although some were in the lower end of the normal range.
     
  3. santi

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    As far as I know, white cells or lymphocytes are subdivided into several types: B, T (CD4+, CD8+) and NK. Testing for them individually should reveal more about the fact I guess.
     
  4. SOC

    SOC Moderator and Senior Member

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    True. For example, although my lymphocytes are normal according to a CBC, my CD8+ cells are way low and my CD4+ cells are high. My GP would never have detected that and continued to tell me there's nothing wrong with me despite my plethora of symptoms. Sheesh!
     

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