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how long can someone survive with leukocytosis

A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Willa Terry
31 years experience Pediatrics
It depends on type: Leukocytosis (increased number of white blood cells) can be caused by infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, malignancy, hereditary disorders, o ... Read More
Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
A long time : Leukocytosis merely means that the white blood count is elevated above normal. It is usually caused by inflammation, often an infection, and should r ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Elev WBC: The answer depends on the etiology of the prolonged elevation in white blood cells (WBC) = leukocytosis. Elevated lymphocytes may be cll. Rai stage 0 ... Read More
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Does not add up: Leukocytosis is in response to some stimulus and not a primary issue. It would depend on what is causing the increase in while cell count.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Layne Kamalu
27 years experience Family Medicine
No: Leukocytosis is not a disease. It is a medical term that refers to an elevation of white blood cells. White blood cells are produced in increased nu ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No, usually not: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can some ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alejandro Calvo
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It depends: It depends on the underlying cause of leukocytosis. There are patients with mild reactive leukocytosis (mild infections, drug-induced, etc.) that are ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
An elevationin the: White blood count.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Powlin Manuel
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Some inflammation!: Leukocytosis means increased number of white blood cells in your body. Leukocytes are recruited by our immune system when we encounter a foreign agent ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Many possible answer: Which one do you have? These are two opposite issues, so take a pick and ask what exactly is the problem here?
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
43 years experience Pathology
Inflammation?: Leukocytosis means increased white blood cell count which is a reactive response often to infection but can be seen in a variety of inflammatory cond ... Read More
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Dr. Philip Miller
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Repeat CBC: in 2-4 weeks- transient low grade [email protected] elevations can be caused by low grade infections inflammation or lab error. Repeat the exam.
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
28 years experience Family Medicine
Signs of infection: Fever (temperature greater than 100.6 measured with a thermometer) and leukocytosis ( increased white blood cells on a cbc) are both signs of infectio ... Read More
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