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Leukocytes are white blood cells that help the body fight infection. White blood cell abnormalities can cause havoc on the immune system and ability to fight illness. Both adults and children are susceptible to these illnesses.
White blood cells begin their lives in the bone marrow and grow into a variety of cells, each with a different immunological function.
Types of white blood cells and their functions.
a. Neutrophils, which eliminate germs and viruses, are one of the most common types.
b. Lymphocytes, which fight viruses and regulate the immune system, are another type of cell.
c. Monocytes or macrophages, which eat bacteria, viruses, and fungus that are dead or deactivated.
d. Basophils and eosinophils, which aid in the body's response to allergic reactions and parasite destruction.
Some white blood cell illnesses affect all of the different types of white blood cells in the body, whereas others only affect one or two. Neutrophils and lymphocytes are the most affected of the five types of white blood cells.
The majority of white blood cell abnormalities are cancers or proliferative illnesses.
3 major types of blood cancer that impact white blood cells.
Lymphoma is a type of blood cancer that affects the lymphatic system. Your white blood cells are changing and growing uncontrollably. The two most common kinds of lymphoma are Hodgkin's lymphoma and non-lymphoma. Hodgkin's
Leukemia is a type of blood cancer that occurs when malignant white blood cells grow in the bone marrow of the body. Acute or chronic are both possible. Chronic leukemia progresses more slowly than acute leukemia.
3. Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) is a disease that affects your bone marrow's white blood cells. The body creates an excessive number of blasts or immature cells. The blasts grow in number, crowding out mature and healthy cells. The progression of the myelodysplastic syndrome can be slow or rapid. It can progress to leukemia in some cases.
1. Chronic infections.
3. Unexplained weight loss.
Write-up Credit: Healthline & Medical News Today.
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