Immune System Response To Leukopenia?
doctor, what is the relationship between leukopenia and the immune system?
Hello Orlens Jeara
Thank you for your question
First you have to understand that what is meant by leukopenia is a condition in which the white blood cells (leukocytes) in a person's body experience a decrease in the number below the normal number that should be. Then what you have to understand next is that white blood cells are one part of the human immune system. So that in conditions of low or normal or high white blood cell levels, these white blood cells are indeed related to a person's immune system or immune system. Then, specifically what is the relationship between a low white blood cell count (leukopenia) with the human body's immune response? In general, the picture that occurs when an infection process occurs or a process that causes the human immune system to work, then the components of white blood cells will be released to overcome the condition (lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils, basophils, eosinophils). Each component or sub part of leukocytes (white blood cells) has its own role in the human body. If a disease or infectious condition requires the immune system to work extra where more white blood cells will be released to overcome the condition, then it could be at a certain point, the white blood cell count will decrease because the infection is quite severe and there are lots of white blood cells. which must be released. In these conditions, the impact of the work of the immune system or the human immune system will cause the number of white blood cells to decrease drastically (leukopenia) or this leukopenia condition can be a marker of an autoimmune disease process (immune system disorders) and can also indicate abnormalities in the bone marrow as the organ that produces these white blood cells.
Hope this answer can help you.
dr. Aldy Valentino