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How is low lymph blood count treated?

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Low lymph blood, or lymphocytopenia, is usually corrected by treating the underlying cause or simply letting it improve on its own. Lymphocytopenia is a condition in which the human body is unable to produce sufficient white blood cells. The normal level of lymphocytes in an adult range from 1,000 and 4,000 lymphocytes per microliter while in children it is between 3,000 and 9,500 lymphocytes per microliter, according to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

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Lymphocytopenia can develop when lymphocytes are stuck in the spleen or lymph nodes, when the cells are destroyed due to various issues and when the body is simply unable to manufacture the cells. Certain autoimmune disorders and diseases such as AIDS may also be possible causes of low lymphocyte levels in the blood.

Doctors normally treat this condition by examining the patient to determine the underlying cause. Once a cause is established, the doctor will initiate treatment of that cause in order to get rid of the lymphocytopenia. People with lymphocytopenia without any underlying cause are likely to heal without any medication or treatment.People with AIDS, blood cancer, autoimmune disorders and inherited diseases are at a higher risk of suffering from low lymphocyte levels.

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