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What Are Immature Neutrophils?

Immature and band neutrophils are present in low amounts in the blood. Find out what it means to have immature neutrophils in a complete blood count....

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Neutropenia

Neutropenia, a low neutrophil count, can be a medication effect or a result of disease and infections. Find out what it means to have neutropenia....

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Leukopenia

Leukopenia, which is a low number of leukocytes, can cause infections, cancer, disease, and impaired healing. Learn to recognize signs of leukopenia....

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Leukocytosis

Leukocytosis is a high white blood cell count, and it can cause symptoms due to the actions of thw white blood cells in the body. Leukocytosis is the...

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Low White Blood Cell Count

A low white blood cell count can lead to infections, impaired wound healing, and can increase the risk of cancer. Some medical conditions, like bone...

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High White Blood Cell Count

Certain conditions that cause a high white blood cell count may result in fever, fatigue, swelling, and pain. Learn what to do about it. A high white...

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Eosinophilia

Eosinophilia, a high count of a type of white blood cell, is often temporary due to infection. It can occur with allergies, inflammation, and more....

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What Are Neutropenic Precautions?

Neutropenic precautions keep cancer patients and people with weakened immune systems safe from severe or life-threatening infections. Neutropenia is...

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What Are Degenerate Neutrophils?

Degenerate neutrophils are neutrophils that are disintegrating. They can occur due to disease or as part of the normal process of cell regeneration....

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What Do High Monocyte Levels Mean?

Monocytes are white blood cells involved in immune responses and inflammation. Learn why your monocytes can get too high and what you can do about...

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Leukopenia vs. Neutropenia: What Are the Differences?

Leukopenia is a low white blood cell count, and neutropenia is specifically a low number of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell. Leukopenia and...

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What Is Granulocytosis and When Does It Occur?

Granulocytosis occurs when there are too many granulocytes in the blood. This is usually a symptom of a more serious illness, like bacterial disease...

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What Is Monocytopenia?

A low number of monocytes, known as monocytopenia, can occur due to diseases and cancer. Find out the causes, signs, and treatment of monocytopenia....

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Eosinophil Count: Why It’s Done and What It Means

Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell in the body, and measuring their quantity with an EOS blood test can help to diagnose illness or...

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An Overview of Congenital Neutropenia

Congenital neutropenia is characterized by having low levels of neutrophils, or white blood cells, from birth, which can lead to serious infections....

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What Is Benign Ethnic Neutropenia?

Benign ethnic neutropenia is asymptomatic low neutrophil counts in people of African descent. Benign ethnic neutropenia (BEN) is a condition without...

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Symptoms of Leukopenia

Leukopenia, which is having a low white blood cell (WBC) count, typically have no symptoms. However, it can lead to a higher risk of infections....

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What Is Agranulocytosis?

Agranulocytosis lowers the body’s ability to produce white blood cells called granulocytes. Granulocytes are immune cells released to fight...

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Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Mastocytosis

When an excessive number of mast cells gather together in tissues, it is called mastocytosis. Understand the signs and symptoms of mastocytosis....

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White Blood Cell Disorders

Disorders such as neutropenia and eosinophilia can affect your white blood cells. Understanding your diagnosis can help you make the best treatment...

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Overview of Severe Congenital Neutropenia

Severe congenital neutropenia is a very rare condition in which a very low neutrophil count increases the risk of serious bacterial infections....

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B-Cells in Your Immune System

B-cell or B-lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell that stimulates your body's antibody factories, the plasma B-cells, and protect against...

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What Is Leukopenia?

Leukopenia (low white blood cell count) has many possible causes and can increase the risk of infection. Reviewed by a board-certified physician....

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Understanding White Blood Cells and Types of Immunity

Discover the role white blood cells play in innate and acquired immunity and what the difference is between cell-mediated and humoral responses. Our...

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What Is a Blood Smear?

A blood smear is a test in which the different types of blood cells are evaluated under a microscope. Learn about its uses and what the results might...

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Causes of Low White Blood Cell Count in Babies

Find out about the symptoms and treatment of autoimmune neutropenia, a condition that may be causing your infant to have a low white blood cell...

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Absolute Neutrophil Count (ANC) for Cancer Treatment

A description of absolute neutrophil count, or ANC, and what it means for people during chemotherapy or radiotherapy for lymphoma. The absolute...

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An Overview of Eosinophilia

Learn how parasite infections, medications, asthma, can be some of the causes of Eosinophilia, which is elevated numbers of eosinophils in the blood....

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