Hi just wondering if anyone can help me. My 8 year old daughter has ITP another autoimmune disorder meaning she has virtually no platelets. It looks like she may now have lupus but we are waiting for more tests. In the meantime, I have been told her white blood count and neurophils are low (3.5 and 1.1 respectively), but no one has told us what this means or if I should be worried by these figures. From reading I know that this can mean an increased risk of infection, but what I don't know is, should I be worried by her levels and try to prevent her getting infections or are her levels not that low and I shouldn't worry? I wish the doctor would explain more!
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