What Is Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL)? Symptoms, Signs, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment

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Recurrent Infections – 12Healthy.com

White blood cells generally fight off infections, but in the case of CLL, they do not fight against infections even when present in a usual or enlarged amount. Other than this, the cancerous white blood cells crowd out the other type of WBCs present in the bone marrow and liver and do not allow the body to guarantee a sufficient supply of WBCs.

As a result, individuals who have chronic lymphocytic leukemia are frequently very susceptible to infections. Mouth, throat, skin, lungs, urinary tract, bladder, and area around the anus are the most common places of infection.