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Leukopenia: Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments

Leukopenia is a health issue in which you have fewer white blood cells than usual in the bloodstream. The condition can be diagnosed and confirmed with a CBC or complete blood count. A healthy person should have from 3,500 to 11,000 cells of this type per microliter. People with leukopenia might have no more than 3,000 units per microliter. As a result, it would reduce the immune system and increase the risk of diseases and infections. This guide will show you some common symptoms, causes, and treatments for leukopenia.

4 Symptoms of Leukopenia


People with leukopenia usually experience chilling experiences at some points during the day. This occurs because a lower level of white blood cells makes your immune system work harder to fight against foreign invaders. As a result, it increases your internal temperature and leads to chills. While taking some OTC or prescription drugs would help alleviate the symptom, this sign would return quickly. Thus, recurring or persistent chills might a clear indication of leukopenia. [1]