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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: You should immediately consult your physician. The information you provided may indicate various clinical conditions including infectious/inflammatory states but also more serious conditions like leukemia. Therefore, seeing your physician as soon as possible for a clinical exam is strongly recommended.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: Leukopenia (decreased number of white blood cells) may be seen in various clinical conditions including infections, congenital deficiencies, chemotherapy and some other medications, radiation, toxins, leukemia, aplastic anemia, autoimmune disease, bone marrow infiltration by cancer, etc. Consulting a hematologist is recommended.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: A common cause of increased WBC is represented by infectious/inflammatory conditions; however, other clinical associations are possible including more serious diseases like leukemia. It is important to know what type of cell causes the increased wbc. Is it because of an increase in neutrophils or lymphocytes? A CBC with differential and morphology would be a reasonable next step.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: The generally accepted normal range for adults is 4000 - 11, 000/microliter (4.0 - 11.0 x 10 to the ninth/l) but it may vary slightly among different laboratories.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
Slightly increased: This value is slightly increased compared to the generally accepted normal range for adults: 4000 - 11, 000. The most common explanation is an infectious/inflammatory process; however, other causes are possible. It is important to know what particular type of cell causes this increase (neutrophils, lymphocytes, etc.). Consulting a physician is recommended.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: A blood test is necessary (cbc). The generally accepted normal ranges for adults are 4000 - 11, 000 for WBC and 1500 - 3500 for lymphocytes.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: A common cause of increased WBC is represented by infectious/inflammatory conditions; however, other clinical associations are possible including more serious diseases like leukemia. It is important to know what type of cell causes the increased wbc. Is it because of an increase in neutrophils or lymphocytes? A CBC with differential and morphology would be a reasonable next step.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
See below...: Leukopenia (decreased number of white blood cells) may be seen in various clinical conditions including infections, congenital deficiencies, chemotherapy and some other medications, radiation, toxins, leukemia, aplastic anemia, autoimmune disease, bone marrow infiltration by cancer, etc. It could also be constitutional. Consulting your doctor or a hematologist is recommended.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Agos Luca
Specializes in Pathology
Leukocytosis: It means leukocytosis which is an abnormally high white blood cell (WBC) count. This finding can be associated with multiple clinical conditions including infections/inflammatory states but also leukemia. A value of 20, 000 is quite high (normal: 400 - 11, 000), therefore a consultation with your physician or a hematologist is strongly recommended.
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