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what could be the cause of low white blood cells in an infant???

they have tested my nephew and the second time they were lower than before..

he also got his billirubin tested and it was much higher than it was 2 weeks prior.

He is 10 weeks so any jaundice should be gone by now.

Any ideas? Links i can search, information on this or anybody been through anything similar to this??

 
MomNbabyGirl009

Asked by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:14 AM on Jun. 21, 2010 in Kids' Health

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  • It could very well be nothing! I'll keep my fingers crossed.
    theutilitarian

    Answer by theutilitarian at 2:47 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • thats strange considering that a high white blood cell count usually means theres a problem. maybe a weak immune system
    aliishott2

    Answer by aliishott2 at 2:30 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • I found this on Medicine plus site:
    A low number of WBCs is called leukopenia. It may be due to:

    Bone marrow failure (for example, due to infection, tumor, or abnormal scarring)
    Collagen-vascular diseases (such as lupus erythematosus)
    Disease of the liver or spleen
    Radiation therapy or exposure
    theutilitarian

    Answer by theutilitarian at 2:34 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • so disease of the liver.... that owuld make sense with his very high levels of billirubin. Right?
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:38 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • After I read that, that's what I was thinking??
    theutilitarian

    Answer by theutilitarian at 2:40 AM on Jun. 21, 2010

  • :/

    man, i hope its nothing MAJOR.... my sister is waiting for insurance to cover so he can go see a geneticist?

    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 2:44 AM on Jun. 21, 2010