Celiac
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Can celiac disease cause a low white cell blood count?

Leukopenia, a decrease in the number of white blood cells, has been rarely reported in persons with celiac disease. The suggested mechanism is a deficiency of both folic acid and copper. Despite the scarcity of available data on the treatment of this condition, a gluten-free diet with folate or copper supplementation should be recommended for someone who has this symptom. June, 2013

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