Treatment of leukopenia

Proper treatment of leukopenia depends on the cause of decreased white blood cell count of a patient and may include measures to prevent infection and other complications until it is resolved. Leukopenia treatment may involve addressing the underlying problem, maintaining the stability of the patient.

Leukopenia is treated by stimulating the bone marrow so that the white blood cells may occur. Steroids can be used to stimulate the bone marrow, as the cytokine or chemotherapy. Patients often multivitamins containing copper and zinc to ensure the body has enough nutrients to produce healthy blood cells are given.

In addition to helping your body create new white blood cells, the patient usually takes medication that can be used to eliminate infectious diseases that are putting pressure on the immune system. Medication needed for this treatment may vary according to the nature of the infection.