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The medical oncologists and hematology specialists at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland work closely with patients and their families to help them understand a diagnosis for a blood disorder like leukopenia.
Leukopenia, also known as leukocytopenia or leucopenia, is a low white blood cell count that directly influences the immune system and its ability to fight against infections within the blood stream. A white blood cell count lower than 4,000 cells per microliter of blood is considered a low count.
White blood cells are produced in bone marrow. Diseases that interfere with the function of bone marrow can cause the development of leukopenia. Conditions and medical treatments that can cause leukopenia include:
The most common signs and symptoms of leukopenia include anemia, fatigue, headaches and mood swings. With the immune system highly compromised, inflammation of the mouth as well as inflammation of the stomach may occur. Women with leucopenia may also experience abnormally heavy periods.
Your medical oncologist at Mercy will order a variety of tests to diagnose leukopenia. The tests may include:
Leukopenia treatment options are focused on energizing the bone marrow to help produce new white blood cells. Treatment options include steroids, chemotherapy and multivitamins. If the patient is experiencing any infectious diseases, medication may also be given to treat the specific infection.
Medical Oncology and Hematology at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, provides diagnosis and treatment for a broad range of cancers including leukemia and lymphoma, neuroendocrine tumors, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, gynecologic cancers, prostate cancer and lung cancer. Drs. David Riseberg, Sandy Kotiah, Richard Huslig, Peter Ledakis and Vinod Varki offer expertise in cancer treatment through chemicals, biological products and immunotherapy, including chemotherapy, chemoembolization, biological and endocrine therapies and radiofrequency abalation.
Medical Oncology and Hematology is part of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy Medical Center.
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