Blood sample of a leukopenia patient.

What is leukopenia?


Leukopenia is a blood disorder characterized by a decrease of leukocytes (white blood cells) in the blood. White blood cells constitute the human body's immune system, for which reason the immunity can be severely affected, leaving the body in a high risk of infection situation.

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Leukopenia

Leukopenia is a low recount of white blood cells.

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What is

Leukopenia is a low recount of white blood cells.

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Symptoms

Leukopenia can show several symptoms and frequent infections.

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Causes

The majority of chemotherapy treatments can cause leukopenia as a secondary effect.

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Complications

Throughout the duration of leukopenia, the body cannot fight infections.

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Diagnosis

A complete haemogram is the easiest way to diagnose leukopenia.

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Treatment

The treatment for leukopenia usually starts with vitamins and steroids.

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Prevention

Periodic blood analysis help detect problems in leukocytes before any symptoms appear.

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Home remedies

Vitamin rich food helps the body recover from leukopenia.

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