Mom 49 yrs old has flu for 2 wks till now. Her CBC test showed low RBC and low WBC. She previously suffered low iron absorption. Help plzJan 26, 2016
Dr. Karim Farah Pulmonology
most viral infections can cause low wbc and rbc, usually you should repeat the tests after her symptoms resolves. viral infection doesnt require treatment except for symptom relief. (unless it is the influenza and its treatment should be given early on). if your mom has still symptoms after 2 weeks she needs to be seen by a physician to make sure there is no bacterial infection on top of the viral infection she has.