I have had reoccurring ear and throat infections along with extreme fatigue for around 3 years now.
My doctor recently done full and thourough bloods and the only thing that came up was my lymphocytes were low at 1.4 and glandular fever.
A blood test was repeated a month later and lymphocytes were 1.8. I know this reading is within normal levels but is on the low side. Could the low lymphocytes be the reason I keep getting infections so often? I have been quite ill for 5 weeks with usual sore throat, ears and fatigue. This happens several times a year!
What needs to be looked at? Haematologist or see a ENT specialist?
Getting desperate!
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replied January 21st, 2015
Thank you for asking at ehealthforum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. Recurrent ENT infections with lymphocyte count at the lower levels need first to be assessed by an otorhinolaryngologist for the etiology fo these ent infections. As sometimes there is an anatomical cause of these recurrent infections like DNS or tonsillar enlargement or ETDs etc and they might need surgical correction. After that you may visit a hematologist at the discretion of your doctor.

I hope it helps. stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and can not be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.

Take care
Khan


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