What are causes for low white blood cell count
White blood cells help fight infection in your body.
A normal white blood cell count ranges from 4,500 to 10,000 cells per microliter of blood.
You may want to check with your doctor as far as what your range is.
If it is in fact low, there could be any number of reasons such as:
Infections, such as viral infections and HIV
Autoimmune disorders, such as lupus
Certain medications, especially those used in chemotherapy and some antibiotics
Bone marrow disease, such as leukemia or myelodysplastic syndromes
But again, only your physician can check and give you the determination as to why your white cell count is not as high as it should be.
It's hard to answer this because you have different types of white blood cells. A low count could indicate different things depending on which type(s) is low. Also, it may depend on if you've had any injuries lately. One possible cause could be exposure to radiation or poisoning by chemicals or drugs. You may also have a vitamin B12 deficiency. It would be best to ask your doctor. He/she could have tests run to determine why your cell count is low.