Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Causes of lymphocytopenia (Decreased Lymphocytes) (< 1500 in adults, < 3000 in children)

Causes of lymphocytopenia (< 1500 in adults, < 3000 in children)

Increased destruction (chemotherapy or radiation treatment, corticosteroids), 
increased loss via Gl tract (thoracic duct drainage obstruction to intestinal lymphatic duct drainage), 
congestive heart failure, 
decreased production (aplastic anemia, malignancy, AlDS).

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