How important are white blood cells?
White blood cells produced by the stem cells present in the bone marrow. white blood cells are released to fight infections or inflammations and thus help the immune system. White blood cells can be divided into three major categories (Basophils, Eosinophils and Neutrophils), their normal range in an adult is between 4,500 and 11,000. Too high a number of white blood cells can indicate different medical conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, leukemia, various inflammations etc. Too low a white blood cell count can indicate various medical conditions such as lupus, HIV, sepsis, bone marrow disorders etc.
The amount of blood cells can be checked with a blood test.
The function of white blood cells in the response of the immune system is fundamental and variations in their quantity are important factors to check for any pathologies.
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