Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abnormally low number of leukocytes in the circulating blood.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as leucopenia.

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  • noun medicine an abnormally low count of leukocytes, or white blood cells, in the blood

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  • noun an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count

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Examples

  • An abnormally low count known as leukopenia might indicate bone-marrow failure, a disorder of the liver or spleen, lupus or exposure to radiation.

    News

  • Recent studies have begun to unravel the cause of this phenomenon, and new research suggests that African Americans with the disease have a unique survival advantage if they have both a low white blood cell count (known as leukopenia) and a genetic variation that is found mainly in persons of African ancestry.

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  • Other findings include disseminated intravascular coagulation, bone marrow aplasia with leukopenia and thrombocytopenia, elevated liver enzyme values, hypocalcemia, hyponatremia and rhabdomyolysis.

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  • To determine whether there is a relationship between the development of elevated aminotransferases, leukopenia or pancreatitis and the TPMT level in patients with IBD.

    Clinical studies: IBD treatment safety

  • A competitive pathway also converts 6-MP to its cytotoxic 6-thioguanine nucleotides (6-TGNs) that are associated with bone marrow suppression (leukopenia, neutropenia, thrombocytopenia).

    Clinical studies: IBD treatment safety

  • Side effects included pancreatitis and shingles that resulted in discontinuation of 5-acetylsalicylic acid, leukopenia corrected by withholding 6-mercaptopurine and self-resolved hepatitis.

    IBD clinical studies: drug comparisons

  • Common medical side effects include infection and leukopenia (8-15%), hepatitis (5-10%) and pancreatitis (3%).

    Clinical studies: IBD treatment safety

  • They all present a risk of leukopenia, which can be fatal.

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  • They all present a risk of leukopenia, which can be fatal.

    The Cure for Modern Life

  • They all present a risk of leukopenia, which can be fatal.

    The Cure for Modern Life

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