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Can medicines cause low levels of white blood cells?

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Some drugs, including antibiotics, can destroy white blood cells.

From: Why Is My White Blood Cell Count Low? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center: "What Are White Blood Cells?"

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Understanding Blood Cell Counts."

American Cancer Society: "Understanding Your Lab Test Results."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Understanding Blood Counts."

Mayo Clinic: "Low white blood cell count," "Neutropenia," "Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)," "Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration."

LabTestsOnline.org: "White Blood Cell Count."

Scientific American : "Even at Low Levels, Benzene Takes Toll on White Blood Cells."

Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology : "Pesticide exposure, risk factors and health problems among cutflower farmers: a cross sectional study."

National Cancer Institute: "Infection and Neutropenia During Cancer Treatment."

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: "HIV 101: Understanding HIV."

American Society of Hematology: "Blood Basics."

Reviewed by William Blahd on November 26, 2017

SOURCES:

University of Rochester Medical Center: "What Are White Blood Cells?"

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center: "Understanding Blood Cell Counts."

American Cancer Society: "Understanding Your Lab Test Results."

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society: "Understanding Blood Counts."

Mayo Clinic: "Low white blood cell count," "Neutropenia," "Enlarged spleen (splenomegaly)," "Bone marrow biopsy and aspiration."

LabTestsOnline.org: "White Blood Cell Count."

Scientific American : "Even at Low Levels, Benzene Takes Toll on White Blood Cells."

Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology : "Pesticide exposure, risk factors and health problems among cutflower farmers: a cross sectional study."

National Cancer Institute: "Infection and Neutropenia During Cancer Treatment."

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: "HIV 101: Understanding HIV."

American Society of Hematology: "Blood Basics."

Reviewed by William Blahd on November 26, 2017

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