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Lymphopenia Likely a Marker of Increased Mortality

While it’s not pleasant to talk about the possibility of death, it is helpful to know about factors that might work in your favor as well as those to watch out for. Researchers from the University of Copenhagen might have hit on something of importance related to early warnings: the possibility that lymphopenia signals a higher risk of sudden death. Lymphopenia is the condition of having a low number of lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. Some people refer to it as lymphocytopenia or lymphocytic leukopenia. The Danish study team found that people with lymphopenia are 1.6 times more likely to die from any condition, regardless of age or gender. Stated another way, having lymphopenia means having a 60% higher rate of passing from any condition, according to the results from the study.  Read more....

 

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