Leukopenia is a reduction in the circulating WBC count to < 4000/μL. It is usually characterized by a reduced number of circulating neutrophils, although a reduced number of lymphocytes, monocytes, eosinophils, or basophils may also contribute which leads to great decrease in immune function.
Leukopenia may be caused by various diseases and drugs. Antidepressant and smoking addiction treatment medication called Bupropion and antibiotic Minocycline and penicillin may also cause leukopenia. Treatment of leukopenia depends on the cause of the condition. Some medical treatments can temporarily deplete the body of white blood cells. Chemotherapy, radiation therapy, antibiotics or diuretics can kill off white blood cells as the medications target fast growing tissues throughout the body.
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