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I was diagnosed with shingles today, and my lymphocyte count

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JA: Hi. What is your issue regarding?
Customer: I was diagnosed with shingles today, and my lymphocyte count is 12%
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: Valtrex, and yes
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 months ago.

Hi.

The normal values of lymphocytes are 20 to 40 percent of total leukocyte count.

As such low levels of lymphocytes may be due to recent infection and it can also be due to viral infections.

Shingles is also a type of viral infection.

Probably this should be transient and should improve gradually and you can get a repeat CBC test after 15 days.

I hope this helps

Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 months ago.

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Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Hi, so the low lymphocyte count shoukd not worry me as I know I have shingles. My kidney tests and the rest of my blood tests I took were within normal range
Expert:  Dr. Anil replied 8 months ago.

It's nothing serious if other blood work parameters are within normal range.

You should start a multi-vitamin supplement to boost your immunity.

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