An abnormally small number of lymphocytes in the circulating blood

Symptoms of Lymphocytopenia

The following features are indicative of Lymphocytopenia:
  • fever
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:
  • common cold
  • corticosteroid use
  • infections with HIV and other viral, bacterial, and fungal agents
  • malnutrition
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • severe stress

Other Causes of Lymphocytopenia

The following are the less common causes of Lymphocytopenia:
  • intense or prolonged physical exercise
  • rheumatoid arthritis
  • sarcoidosis
  • multiple sclerosis
  • iatrogenic conditions

Risk Factors for Lymphocytopenia

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Lymphocytopenia:
  • AIDS
  • infectious diseases
  • autoimmune disorders
  • blood cancers or other blood diseases
  • certain inherited diseases or conditions

Prevention of Lymphocytopenia

No, it is not possible to prevent Lymphocytopenia.
  • inherited disorder

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.

Common Gender

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:
  • lymphopenia
  • 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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