What Does Low White Blood Cell Count Mean? – Leukopenia

Hypersplenism

Splenectomy can eliminate hypersplenism

Hypersplenism is a condition that results from many infectious and hematological conditions. It involves an abnormal enlargement of the spleen, and this organ starts eating up blood cells excessively and indiscriminately. This causes anemia, leukopenia and increased bleeding tendency because of decreased platelet count. The only option for such cases is the surgical removal of the spleen “splenectomy”. It causes a rapid resolution of the symptoms in most cases.