What Does Low White Blood Cell Count Mean? – Leukopenia

Should I be worried if I am diagnosed with leukopenia?

There are two factors to consider when you’re diagnosed with leukopenia. Firstly, the severity of the condition because a chronic low-grade leukopenia isn’t as severe as acute leukemia, and the risk of infection from the former is very low. The second factor is the cause of leukopenia, which is the main determinant of the outcome. A leukopenia due to a previous infection or malnutrition can be managed easily, and correction of the main problem is not challenging, while a leukopenia due to cancer or autoimmune diseases can prove troublesome both in treatment and complications of the original condition.