What Does Low White Blood Cell Count Mean? – Leukopenia

Malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies


White blood cells, like all other cells, need proper nutrition to divide and differentiate, and any change of raw materials to produce them will cause a fall in their numbers. Protein malnutrition, which is usually found in poor countries or some vitamin deficiencies as vitamin B12, vitamin d and folic acid, and some minerals as zinc and copper are linked to leukopenia.