Leukopenia

Leukopenia, also called “leucopenia” or “leukocytopenia” is low white cells (leukocytes) in the blood. Neutropenia is a particular type of leukopenia. Low levels of white blood cells reduce the effectiveness of the immune system, and can cause a person to ...

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