Re: my 16 year old daughter has a low white blood count, what does this mean
It could mean alot of different things, depending on how low and which types of WBCs are effected and if she has any other symptoms.
The most common cause would be a virus (in the last two years), bacterial infection and severe allergic reactions.
As a side effect, some medications lower WBCs - prednisone, antibiotics and diuretics.
Autoimmune diseases like Grave's disease (hyperthyroid), Celiac, Rheumatoid, and Lupus can cause low WBC, as can having any chronic illness - even chronic stress can lower WBC counts overtime.
Last edited by AuntieLeela; 11-06-2009 at 10:58 PM.