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Eosinophilia

High white blood cell count

Low white blood cell count

Neutropenia

Neutropenia is a low count of neutrophils, disease-fighting white blood cells. Many factors can inhibit neutrophil production, exhaust neutrophil supplies or destroy them.

June 13, 2017
References
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Pediatric white blood cell disorders