Organ: White blood cells

White blood cells: White blood cells perform various functions of the immune system
Introduction: A variety of different "white" blood cells perform various functions related to the immune system. In simple terms, T-cells help detect and destroy harmful or virus-infected cells, and B-cells produce antibodies that bind to bacteria, or other antigens.
Introduction: White blood cells (also called WBCs or leukocytes) help the body fight infections and other diseases.1
Condition count: 5 ; see list below.
Organ subtypes: T-cells (0), B-cells (0)
Organ types: Blood (59), Blood cells (13), Immune system (144)
Related organs: immune system (144), blood vessels (58), red blood cells (5), artery (22), vein (7)
Organs: all organs

Diseases list: The following list of medical conditions have 'White blood cells' or similar listed as an affected body part in our database:


  • Adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma ... white blood cells


  • Common Variable Immunodeficiency ... white blood cells


  • Leukemia ... white blood cells


  • Multiple Myeloma ... white blood cells


  • X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia ... white blood cells

    1. excerpt from What You Need To Know About Leukemia: NCI

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