Definition of Hypersplenism:

A condition in which there is an abnormal enlargement of the spleen and an abnormal decrease in white blood cells.

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Enlarged Spleen

...the condition
“...Hypersplenism is the name given to the condition where the spleen becomes overactive and destroys more blood cells than it should...”
...relationship to Hypersplenism
Hypersplenism is sometimes referred to as enlarged spleen (splenomegaly), but in fact an enlarged spleen is one of the symptoms of hypersplenism...”
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...the condition
Hypersplenism is a type of disorder which causes the spleen to rapidly and prematurely destroy blood cells...”

Low White Blood Cell Count

...the condition
“...An unusually high white blood cell count can indicate an infection, hypersplenism, bone marrow depression (drugs, radiation or heavy metal poisoning) or primary bone marrow disorders such as leukemia...”
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