Low White Blood Cell Count in Related Issues & Disorders Posted November 9, 2008 · Report to Admin When I was newly diagnosed, I also had a low wbc which was due to my malabsorption of iron. After receiving iron intravenously my wbc returned to normal. I am again having a low wbc and they are checking my iron levels. I am interested if any other people had similar problems. I am worried, as I am reading sometimes a low wbc is a more serious celiac call refractory sprue. Any one know of this??