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White blood cell disease

Also known as WBC Disease and Leukocyte Disorders

White blood cells, or leukocytes (also spelled "leucocytes") are cells of the immune system involved in defending the body against both infectious disease and foreign materials. Five different and diverse types of leukocytes exist, but they are all produced and derived from a multipotent cell in the bone marrow known as a hematopoietic stem cell. They live for about three to four days in the average human body. Leukocytes are found throughout the body, including the blood and lymphatic system.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with white blood cell disease, 61% report having fever, 47% report having vomiting, and 41% report having sharp abdominal pain.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with white blood cell disease often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, glucose measurement, intravenous fluid replacement, urinalysis, electrolytes panel and kidney function tests .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with white blood cell disease include filgrastim (neupogen), zosyn, cefepime, pegfilgrastim (neulasta), tacrolimus (prograf), ceftazidime, imipramine, cyclophosphamide, meropenem, vincristine, rituximab, lidocaine topical product and fludarabine .

Filgrastim (Neupogen)
$1938
(14 days)
Zosyn
$520
(7 days)
Cefepime
$350
(7 days)
Pegfilgrastim (Neulasta)
$4278
(21 days)
Tacrolimus (Prograf)
$376
(28 days)
Ceftazidime
$199
(7 days)
Imipramine
$29
(28 days)
Cyclophosphamide
$127
(28 days)
Meropenem
$1091
(7 days)
Vincristine
$19
(21 days)
Rituximab
$5743
(21 days)
Lidocaine Topical Product

Fludarabine

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for white blood cell disease include age 75+ years.

Age

< 1 years
1.0x
1-4 years
1.2x
5-14 years
0.7x
15-29 years
0.6x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
1.1x
60-74 years
1.4x
75+ years
1.8x

Sex

Male
1.1x
Female
1.0x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
0.8x
White
1.1x
Other
0.8x
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