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What is the cause of low WBC and platelets in a child with Klinefelter's syndrome, Gilbert's Syndrome and ADD ?

My son has Klinefelter s syndrome (XXY) and Gilbert s Syndrome and ADD (taking adderall ) & Auditory processing issues. Recently he had a CBC and it is showing low in white blood count and plateletes as well as high bilirubin . The bilirubin makes sense due to the Gilbert s syndrome, but is there any correlation between the low white and plateletes and his other issues. The CBC has been administered several times with a span of over a month and the white counts still remained abnormal and he has not been sick.
Asked On : Tue, 27 Mar 2012
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Thank you for your query.

I feel you need not worry about the low white cell count as long as there is no problem with your son. As you have not mentioned the platelet count I will not worry as long as it is above 40,000.

You have rightly mentioned about the bilirubin that it is because of the Gilbert's syndrome.

I hope I have answered your query to your satisfaction.

Wishing your son all the best.


Rajiv K Khandelwal
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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