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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.


(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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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His complete blood count revealed mild hypochromic microcytic anemia with leucopenia.
The clinical manifestations are usually attributable to anemia, leucopenia or thrombocytopenia, which may manifest clinically as pallor, infections or bleeding problems respectively.
After offering the diagnosis of drug-induced leucopenia, followup was advised because of mild thrombocytopenia associated.
Se detecto anemia en 25,36% de los indigenas (53/209); 33,01% presento leucocitosis (69/209), 28,23% leucopenia (59/209) y 4,64% eosinofilia (9/194).
Clinico-hematological features might include thrombocytopenia, anemia, leucopenia, splenomegaly, and/or hepatomegaly (1).
Azathioprine and 6-mercaptopurine can also cause side effects, including allergic reactions, leucopenia, pancreatitis, nausea, and abnormal liver function tests.
Another opinion could be that leucopenia could be due to ability of Cr to cross membrane through active transport and remain there till the life of cell leading to depletion of leukocytes.
Rechallenge with clozapine following leucopenia or neutropenia during previous therapy.
21], La inflamacion de encias, tejidos periodontales y lengua son el signo clinico mas frecuente en los gatos (Felis catus) infectados por el VIF; Analmente la fase de SIDA que se caracteriza por infecciones oportunistas multiorganicas, emaciacion, alteraciones linfaticas, anemia o leucopenia o una mezcla de patologias, mortales en un periodo de 6 mes [12].
In a study conducted recently, patients with primary SS and patients with SLE+SS were compared and it was reported that the disease occurred at an earlier age, the frequency of arthritis, leucopenia and thrombocytopenia was higher and xerostomia and interstitial lung disease were observed with a lower rate in patients with SLE+SS (9).