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What causes low white blood cell count?

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Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal

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Posted on Fri, 23 Sep 2016 in Blood Disorders
Question: White blood cell count is low
what does it indicate?
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Answered by Dr. Dholariya Sagar Jayantilal 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
Due to viral infection

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear XXXX
Welcome to HCM
I understand your concern

Shingles caused by the virus herpes zoster.
It affect the immune system and cause depression of white blood cell.
Sometime in acute viral infection also cause decrease white blood cell/neutrophil.

There may be chance of infection and post shingles complication.
So if you have any symptoms of infections (fever, headache, weakness) immediately consult the your treating doctor.

Hope I've answered your question, let me know if there's any further queries
Best Regards
Dr. Sagar
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