Dear Tseli, your doctors are right – having a continuous low white
blood cell count could endanger one’s life as one is prone to infections.
Underlying causes could include vitamin deficiencies. It could also be caused
by viral infections that temporarily disrupt one’s bone marrow from doing its
job. Other causes could include:
Hypersplenism (an abnormality of the spleen causing
blood cell destruction)
Kostmann's syndrome (a congenital disorder
involving low production of neutrophils)
Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies
Myelokathexis (a congenital disorder involving
failure of neutrophils to enter the bloodstream)
Rheumatoic arthritis and other autoimmune
Tuberculosis (and other infectious diseases)
I would suggest that you request your treating physician to refer you
to a specialist who could do various tests to determine and treat the cause of
your low white blood cell count. (MCH).
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