What are the causes of low absolute monocytes?

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The causes of low absolute monocytes include bone marrow diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and HIV. Other causes include autoimmune diseases and Lupus. Low absolute monocytes are also caused by certain medications and the extended use of certain illegal narcotics. This issue can also be caused by malnutrition and many vitamin deficiencies including the lack of vitamin B12 in the body. Some types of bacterial infections will also cause low absolute monocytes especially when paired with a lowered immune system.
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