A congenital or autoimmune disorder, cancer, a viral infection, an overwhelmingly strong infection, or certain drugs may cause a low white blood cell count, Mayo Clinic advises. Damage to bone marrow, which produces whit... More »

Good-quality protein is necessary to build white blood cells, according to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. In addition, vitamin B12 and folate are required by the body to produce white blood cells and may be take... More »

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Conditions such as aplastic anemia, leukemia, lupus, HIV and malnutrition can result in a low white blood cell count, according to Mayo Clinic. If a patient has a viral infection that impairs the normal function of the b... More »

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A low white blood cell count and low blood platelet count can mean a patient has myelodysplastic syndrome, according to the MDS Foundation and Mayo Clinic. MDS is a group of disorders of the bone marrow. More »

A low white blood cell count can be related to a number of causes, including viral infections, cancer and diminished immune system function, according to MayoClinic. Detailed blood screening is the first step necessary t... More »

A low white blood cell count is an indicator of serious infections, bone marrow deficiency, autoimmune disorders and certain types of cancer, according to MedlinePlus. Several types of medications, such as anti-seizure d... More »

Diseases that cause low white blood cell counts include aplastic anemia, human immunodeficiency virus, leukemia and lupus, according to Mayo Clinic. Other causes include rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease and infectio... More »

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