White Blood Cell Disorders
White blood cells are the parts of blood that help the body fight infection. Also called leukocytes, they are made up of five different subtypes: basophils, eosinophils, lymphocytes, monocytes and neutrophils.
A number of disorders can impact these important cells and typically occur when:
- white blood cell count is low
- white blood cell count is high
- white blood cells are not functioning properly
The White Blood Cell Disorders Program at Boston Children's Hospital provides comprehensive treatment for benign (not cancerous) white blood cell disorders.