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Question by  JSchro (19)

What are the reasons you would have a drop in monocytes?

I have had two blood test over the last month, from the time of the first one and the second one I had a noticeable drop in my monocytes.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

Monocytes help to combat infections and disease. So, high levels often indicate chronic infections, cancer, etc. Low levels are indicative of a state of health. Here are the normal ranges: Normal Adult Range: 0 - 9% and the best adult reading would be 4. 5. Were your last levels in the normal range? Were you just getting over an illness?


Answer by  vineetha20 (120)

Drop in monocytes is called leucopenia. The major causes for this are aplastic anaemia,medications,deficiency of vitamins and nutrients,chemotherapy,radiotherapy,liver diseases,spleen diseases,HIV,malaria,septicaemia,rheumatoid arthritis,bone marrow failure,infection,haemodialysis,Ebstein Barr Virus infection etc. Sometimes leucopenia may occur due to idiopathic causes.


Answer by  MattK (1713)

The percentage of monocytes in your blood is so low that a drop in Monocytes does not generally indicate anything unless the drop is to zero.


Answer by  Jalaine11 (2043)

Monocytes are white blood cells. High monocytes would be an indication of an infection. If you are concerned about them being high you should contact your doctor. Because you have already had blood test done they may be able to prescribe an antibotic based on your current results.

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