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An abnormally small number of lymphocytes in the circulating blood
Symptoms of Lymphocytopenia
The following features are indicative of Lymphocytopenia:
It is possible that Lymphocytopenia shows no physical symptoms and still is present in a patient.
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Common Causes of Lymphocytopenia
The following are the most common causes of Lymphocytopenia:
infections with HIV and other viral, bacterial, and fungal agents
systemic lupus erythematosus
Other Causes of Lymphocytopenia
The following are the less common causes of Lymphocytopenia:
intense or prolonged physical exercise
Risk Factors for Lymphocytopenia
The following factors may increase the likelihood of Lymphocytopenia:
blood cancers or other blood diseases
certain inherited diseases or conditions
Prevention of Lymphocytopenia
No, it is not possible to prevent Lymphocytopenia.
Occurrence of Lymphocytopenia
Number of Cases
The following are the number of Lymphocytopenia cases seen each year worldwide:
Extremely rare less than 1000 cases
Common Age Group
Lymphocytopenia can occur at any age.
Lymphocytopenia can occur in any gender.
Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Lymphocytopenia
The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Lymphocytopenia:
Physical exam: To look for signs of infection, such as fever
Complete Blood Count test: To check the low number of white blood cells
Flow Cytometry: To measure the levels of different types of lymphocytes-T cells, natural killer cells and B cells
Complications of Lymphocytopenia if untreated
Yes, Lymphocytopenia causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Lymphocytopenia is left untreated:
can be fatal
Time for Treatment of Lymphocytopenia
While time-period of treatment for each patient may vary, below is the typical time-period for Lymphocytopenia to resolve if treated properly under an expert supervision:
Disease cannot be treated but only maintained or effects reduced
Last updated date
This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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