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Test Findings




  • Lymphopaenia refers to a reduction in the number of circulating lymphocytes.
    • Causes of Lymphopaenia

    • Inherited
    • Primary immunodeficiency disorders - e.g. severe combined immunodeficiency, Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome
    • Acquired
    • Acute stress - infection, trauma, burns, surgery
    • Drugs - corticosteroids, cytotoxic chemotherapy, methotrexate, azathioprine, rituximab, clozapine
    • HIV infection / AIDS
    • Autoimmune disease (especially SLE)
    • Cushing's syndrome
    • Hodgkin lymphoma
    • Aplastic anaemia
    • Alcohol abuse
    • Sarcoidosis
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