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Have severe hair loss. Could it be caused due to low white blood count?

I have had hair loss for the past few months now. It seems to come out in bundles when I wash my hair but i don t find hair on the pillow or anything like that. Wondering if it is connected to a low white blood count ? Testing was done in Oct 2012 which showed neutrophils 1.22, monocytes 0.19, WBC 3.8 What do you think? Tash
Asked On : Wed, 9 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response
There is no direct relationship..,
between Low WBC and hair loss..,
Low WBC seen in viral infections, congenital disorders, autoimmune disorders and drugs such as prednisone, antibiotics and diuretics. Severe allergic reactions, parasitic diseases and vitamin deficiencies , as the result of chemotherapy, radiation or certain types of cancer. Low WBC count can also indicate diseases of the liver or spleen or collagen-vascular diseases such as lupus erythematosus..,
Here hair loss due to these conditions and not with low WBC...So evaluate it....ok

Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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Dermatologist Dr. Sudarshan's  Response
Hi tasha,

Thanks for writing in.
The hair loss is not related to white cell count.
Other causes like nutritional deficiency,hormonal factors cause the hair loss.
Consult a dermatologist or trichologist for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Hope this helps.

Dr Sudarshan
MD dermatologist
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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