What Does It Mean If Your White Blood Count Is 3.5?


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Anonymous answered
My mother has rheumatoid arthritis. Her lastest cbc showed her hgb at 9.3, her rbc at 1.68 and her wbc at 3.5. Could her low wbc be caused by her rheumatoid arthritis?
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Ellie Hoe answered
A white blood count of 3.5 means low levels of white blood cells. Normal levels of white blood cells are 4.3-10.80. Low number of white blood cells indicate weak immunity because white blood cells are part of immune system and their function is to fight against infection.

This decrease in white blood cell count can be due to following condition.
  1. Failure of bone marrow to produce white blood cells
  2. Problems with spleen
  3. Liver disease
  4. Autoimmune disorders like lupus

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