I recently had blood tests for both my children (aged 8 and 6,5 years old) and the leukocytes' count was a little bit lower than the lower acceptable limit.The lower limit was at 4800 (of some kind of units) and the measurement was about 4040 for the boy and at 4670 for the girl. Could this possibly mean that they came accross an infection we didn't notice? Moreover, my son was taking Zithromax (antibiotic) for three days in the row nad finished the day before the test.
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replied September 9th, 2009
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Decreased number of white blood cells can be a rare side effect in kids when using Zithromax.
Leukopenia occurs when the WBC falls below 4,000, and it is normal to have little lower white blood cells count after recent viral infection, like cold.

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