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also leu·co·pe·ni·a  (lo͞o′kə-pē′nē-ə)
An abnormally low number of leukocytes in the circulating blood.

leu′ko·pe′nic adj.
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(ˌluːkəʊˈpiːnɪə) or


(Pathology) pathol an abnormal reduction in the number of white blood cells in the blood, characteristic of certain diseases. Also called: leucocytopenia
[C19: from leuco- + Greek penia poverty]
ˌleucoˈpenic, ˌleukoˈpenic adj
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Noun1.leucopenia - an abnormal lowering of the white blood cell count
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
neutropenia - leukopenia in which the decrease is primarily in number of neutrophils (the chief phagocytic leukocyte)
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Other than anaemia and thrombocytopenia, leukocytosis or leucopenia, atypical lymphocytosis, neutropenia, neutrophilia, monocytosis and rarely DIC have also been reported in cases of malaria.
The initial laboratory evaluation revealed leucopenia (2610/mm3), neutropenia (440/[mm.sup.3]) and thrombocytopenia (40000/[mm.sup.3]), a slight increase in C-reactive protein (CRP) 2,81mg/dL.
The patient did not consume azathioprine appropriately due to portal hypertension-related severe leucopenia. During the past year, he was admitted to our clinic with the symptoms of subileus; BD was attempted five times, but symptoms relief was not achieved completely.
2 patients with prolonged phase I (>9 months) were shifted to dexamethasone-methotrexate pulse therapy and 1 patient with uncorrectable leucopenia was shifted to dexamethasone pulse therapy towards the end of phase II.
Thrombocytopenia and leucopenia were significantly associated with complications with p value of 0.002 and 0.003 respectively.
Anemia, leucopenia, and thrombocytopenia are some of the common blood disorders.
Se ha descrito que el cuadro clinico se presenta en jovenes, previamente sanos, precedido por un cuadro de influenza dado por sintomatologia respiratoria severa en el 75% de los casos, como hemoptisis, fiebre, hipotension y requerimiento de intubacion; al igual que hallazgos paraclinicos como leucopenia, niveles de proteina C reactiva > 400 g/L, y radiologicos como infiltrados alveolares multilobares y cavitaciones (10,11) .
Results: Anemia was equally common in patients with or without marrow involvement while leucopenia and thrombocytopenia were significantly (p value 0.009 and 0.002) associated with marrow involvement.
The most common reported adverse reactions in the trial were thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, granulocytopenia and conjunctivitis, corneal opacity, keratitis, and photophobia.
Anemia, leucopenia, elevation of LDH, and thrombocytopenia are frequently reported.