Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Worried Niece | 2011/02/25


White blood cell

What is it if not cancer when you white bloodcells are extremely low to the point were you can start having internal bleeding?

Expert's Reply



Low white cells will not usually cause bleeding, but low platelets in the blood will do so. This condition of low platelets in the blood is called 'thrombocytopaenic purpura' and in children may occur as the result of a viral infection and is usually a temporary condition with most children with this illness making a full recovery.

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Posted by: Benita Els | 2011/03/04

Thank you for the reply. My sisters liitle boy(11) is struggling with this for almost about a year now.Doctors has done blood and bonemarrow test 2 times now , and still cant figure out what it is.They assured us it is not cancer , but they said that something in the blood (whitebloodcells) and bonemarrow doesnt add up , but they cant tell us what is wrong. He bruise easily and everywhere and bleeds alot( nosebleeds).They reffered him to a specialist at The Little company of Mary in SA wich he must go and see Monday 07/03/2011. Can you maybe give me more information that might help. I am extremely worried!

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