7 Years Old How Many Leukocytes?
want to ask my son leukocytes down but his platelets are still good if he has ap …
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Leukocytes or white blood cells are cells in the body that function to kill bacteria that enter the body. The normal value of leukocytes is generally 4,500-13,000 cells / mm3. Normal platelet values are generally 150,000-450,000 cells / mm3
Low leukocytes can be caused by several factors such as:
Autoimmune diseases: is a disease that attacks white blood cells, such as lupus, arthritis. Drugs that have side effects to reduce the number of white blood cells such as steroid drugs. Blood pressure or leukemia: is a type of cancer that attacks the bone marrow where cells are formed blood, so blood cells produced are abnormal or even non-existent. To find out for sure the complaints that are being experienced by mother children, it is advisable to consult a pediatrician. Later the doctor will ask about the course of the disease from the beginning until now, do a physical examination, even later additional investigations can be needed such as blood tests.
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