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deficiency in numbers of white blood cells

A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
This is serious: If you are truly B12 deficient (there are some crooked labs), you need to find the cause, and also an explanation for the lack of iron in your blood ( ... Read More

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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Nothing: The scale is different. There are vastly more rbcs.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
May have no change: When you have an infection, virus or other, the family of white blood cells that is fighting the most will be elevated. For example, in common viruses ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Venkata Chilakapati
22 years experience Cardiology
Trypanosome infectio: CSF white blood cell count increases and used for staging of trypanosomal infection.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No set answer: WBC don't spend much time in the circulation. The most common neutrophils may only circulate for 8-12 hours. They go to tissue to do their job, but do ... Read More
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Dr. Luis Taylor
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Not necessarily: It depends on the amount of inlammation.. Low grade inflammation may not have as many WBCs compared to a more inflamed lesion.
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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
No. But they...: ...are often seen with beta thalessemia major.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Anemia and corona: Good health is important in infection. That said, white blood cell count is more important in fighting infection. Also depends how anemic you are. M ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Reticulocytes: Hemolytic anemia would be one cause of high reticulocyte count. If WBC count high some type of myelogenous process could be possible.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
44 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes.: A bone marrow transplant is essentially collecting the stem cells that grow into white cells red cells and platelets and then giving them to a recipie ... Read More

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