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What Could Cause White Blood Count Of 2.5 After Being Off RA Medication?

my cousin has rhumaoid arthriis and a white blood count of 2.5 even after they took her off of her RA meds for 1 month. They have refered her to a hemo/Oncologist I am going with her to her a ppointment what questions should we be sure to ask during our visit
Tue, 18 Mar 2014
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some of the drugs used for treating R.A can cause decrease in W.B.C counts.Many a time other components of blood like R.B.C,s & Platelets also decrease. You should specifically ask about these.Also if there are premature cells more than accepted limit,that may be a cause of worry.
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What Could Cause White Blood Count Of 2.5 After Being Off RA Medication?

some of the drugs used for treating R.A can cause decrease in W.B.C counts.Many a time other components of blood like R.B.C,s & Platelets also decrease. You should specifically ask about these.Also if there are premature cells more than accepted limit,that may be a cause of worry.