White Blood Cell Deficiency In Children?

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What is the effect if a 2-year-old child experiences white blood cell deficiency disease? What are the symptoms? What caused it? And what treatment is recommended for 2-year-old children?

1 Answer:

Hello Ike, Thank you for the question.


Are the symptoms experienced by the child? White blood cells are blood cells that function to fight infections that enter the body. Lower than normal white blood cell levels are known as leukopenia in medical language. Someone who has leukopenia, his body will have problems fighting infection so that it will experience general symptoms such as fever and chills. Leukopenia can be caused by a number of the following conditions:

virus infection
nutritional deficiencies such as vitamin B12, folic acid, zinc
aplastic anemia
autoimmune disease
side effects of drugs
side effects of chemotherapy or radiation therapy

Subsequent symptoms of the disease, of course, depend on what medical conditions experienced by the child. Further examination is needed by a doctor directly to find the exact cause of leukopenia. Therefore, the child's parents are encouraged to immediately consult a pediatrician. The doctor needs to ask further about the symptoms that occur in children, physical examination of children, and conduct supporting examinations such as blood tests, blood smear examination, examination of the spinal cord, and others. From this series of examinations, the doctor will find out the cause of leukopenia and then can determine the next treatment. Without further examination by a doctor it is not possible to ascertain the cause.


For a while, keep maintaining a nutritious intake of food for children. Avoid children from people who are sick. The people around the child must also always maintain cleanliness to prevent transmission of the disease to children.


Hope this information helps.

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