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Is high platelet count a sign of infection

A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience Pathology
PLTS and kidney CA: Not usually. Sounds unrelated.

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rose Gazin
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: Hello, a blood count cannot be interpreted in isolation and without the other numbers of this test. It's very important to know the clinical picture ( ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Tanya Russo
24 years experience Pediatrics
Elevated platelets: Platelets are one of the acute phase reactants and can be elevated for a number of reasons, such as infection Transient elevations are usually not ca ... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Mildly elevated : Both platelets and WBC are mildly elevated as seen in infectious and non infectious inflammatory states.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience Pathology
See below: It would be unusual for this to occur rarely hashimoto's thyroiditis is associated with a high WBC but this is uncommon.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Not really: High blood protein can be seen in different settings like in infections, chronic inflammation, chronic diseases, or sometimes in condition like plasma ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Misinformed: Cd4 cells are the mangers of the immune system's functions. A high CD4 count represents excellent health and excellent immune function. In no way does ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brandon Smithey
Specializes in Pathology
Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer c ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Anything: A high total protein (tp) can be related to cancer (or many types) or an inflammatory state. I would not make the general statement that high blood pr ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Unlikely: Absolute lymphs? Mpv means large platelets and no concern.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Red cell size : Variablity. Rdw is the short term for distribution of red cell width and reflects variation in red cell size. The variation may be due hemolytic anemi ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
WBC Count: WBC normal range is around 3,300 to 8,700 WBC's per mcL.
A female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Leukopenia: A white blood cell count under 3500 is considered definitely low and can be seen with viral infection but also with autoimmune disease, bone marrow d ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
No: Near the upper limit of normal in many labs. No concern unless there is more going on than just the lab.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Normal. No.: This is a normal WBC count. A high white count is associated with many things but is not often the presenting sign of heart disease and it confers no ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Often: The absolute neutrophil count often goes up when there's a bacterial kidney infection. These are not to be taken lightly -- before antibiotics, they w ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Low: Slightly low, but not dangerously low as long as the platelets are functional.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Probably meaningless: Percentages mean nothing apart from absolute numbers, and these fluctuate wildly, even fairly far from the "reference range" (which you shouldn't conf ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Maybe none: If you exercise, you ck can be very high -- many times the upper limit of normal. The normal range is for couch potatoes. I'm glad you asked, but no l ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Thrombocytosis: Yes a high platlet count can sometime be a sgn of cancer.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Angelica Balingit
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Possible: Low white cell count may decrease resistance to infections. The person may get colds easily. It is usually low red blood cell count that results to fa ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Get tested for HIV: If you have any concern about HIV infection, get tested for HIV. Lymphocyte counts are not a reliable indicator of presence or absence of HIV.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
In most labs: Under 4 is considered low.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Further, high MCV is not an illness, but a tipoff that illness may be present -- anything from B12 / folate (folic acid) deficiency to alcoholism to h ... Read More

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