Diagnosis of leukopenia
Leukopenia can be detected by means of different medical practices. It must be taken into account that results may fare from one to another.
- Through a physical examination. Ganglions of the spleen (the organ which is in charge of the white blood cells' storage) will be felt by the doctor in order to find any anomalies.
- Performing an analysis or complete haemogram. From a sample of the patient's blood, white blood cells of each type can be counted to determine if their quantities are normal.
- Carrying out an aspiration of the bone marrow in case the analysis results are not clear. This practice consists of removing a bone marrow sample to be examined and analyzed with microscope.
- Doing a lymph node biopsy. This technique is based on the removal of a part of lymph node tissue to be examined and analyzed with microscope.
Based on the findings of these practices, the doctor will determine the treatment depending on the level of white blood cells and the type of leukocyte which is found in low quantities.Complications Treatment
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