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Forum Name: Hematology Topics
Question: Low White Blood Count??
|HampdenMomof2 - Wed Apr 04, 2007 9:54 am||
Recently i had a test and the following came back:
WBC - 2.9
Neutrophilis – 1.39
Lymphocytes – 1.28
Monocytes – .21
Eosinophilis – .04
Basophils – .01
My doctor has really not told me anything other than my WBC is low, as she said the normal range is 4 - 10.
I am going back for a second test, also should i be concerned that my aunt has lupus?
Any information would be helpful
|Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:52 pm||
The most common reason for a low WBC count is a viral infection that is suppressing the bone marrow some. I would recommend that you follow up with your doctor to have your WBC count checked again in a few weeks. If it remains low you may need some further work up; however, it is quite likely that by that point it will have returned to normal.
Lupus is unlikely to be the cause of this. Lupus generally presents with a rash, joint pain, etc.
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