Frequently Asked Questions about Leucopenia

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Frequently Asked Questionss

1. If I have leucopenia, which specialist should I see?

You should see a general practitioner. However, if leucopenia is recurrent, see a hematologist.

2. Should I visit a doctor regularly once it is detected that I have leucopenia?

Yes. Frequent visits are advised till the blood count returns to normal.

3. Will I be more prone to fungal infections, if I have leucopenia?

Yes. That’s because of decreased white blood cells, which have the ability to fight diseases. So, the patient is more prone to fungal and other opportunistic infections.

4. Apart from blood culture, is there any other way to isolate infection in such patients?

Yes. Throat swabs, sputum and urine can be tested for infection depending on the suspected site of infection.

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maria.26

i had ben a leucopania patient,about 10 years ago my bone marro w stops to produce wbc's then doctotrs treat me with steroids 'chemotherapy and 12 times radiation now im fine and after that got married and having 2 children the qes:is it may be revese?or wat are the precaution to safe me from this again plllz reoly me must im very needy maria sami age 29

subodhj

can we get perfect diet for leucopenia ?

scarlette

My white blood cell count is 3.6.....I have been told I have mild leucopenic....what is normal white cell count? I was diagnosed as Acquired Haemophila A 3 months ago. I am female 55yrs old. I have a have also been nuetropnic. I am on steroids and cyclophosphimde.

rahiba

if it persists for a very long time can it b fatal

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