What is lymphopenia?
Lymphopenia is a condition that causes a decreased amount of lymphocyte levels in the blood. This condition is also known as lymphocytopenia. Too much decrease in lymphocyte volume can be a sign of possible infection or other diseases. Lymphocytes are a type of white blood cell and part of the immune system. These cells circulate in the blood and lymphatic fluid. It protects us from harmful bacteria present in our body and keeps our body’s immunity strong.
Causes of lymphopenia:
Due to the destruction of lymphocytes.
Due to not enough lymphocytes being formed.
Lymphocyte involvement in lymph nodes.
Due to a blood infection.
AIDS, typhoid, TV, etc. due to infection.
Causes of steroid therapy.
Causes of getting blood cancer.
Due to excessive radiation.
Reasons for undergoing chemotherapy.
When the body’s immune system starts attacking the cells and tissues of the body.
Some genetic diseases and conditions can cause lymphopenia. For example Diazorge anomaly, Viscott-Aldrich syndrome, ataxia telangiectasia, etc.
Symptoms of lymphopenia:
There are complaints of running nose.
There are complaints of headaches.
The patient suffers from a fever.
Excessive cough comes.
Lymph node enlargement.
Sweating comes more, especially at night.
Weight starts decreasing.
Skin rashes begin.
The tonsils are enlarged.
There are complaints of pain in small joints.
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