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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hartman
38 years experience Dermatology
Yes: Certain forms of psoriasis can result in a very high white count. Erythrodermic psoriasis and pustular psoriasis are notorious for this effect.

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Alves
23 years experience Emergency Medicine
Did you ask meaning?: An elevated white blood cell count, particularly with a predominance of neutrophils indicates that your body is trying to fight off an infection--cold ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety: Often anxiety is a comorbid diagnsosis with psoriasis, which is to say that people with excessive and/or prolonged anxiety may be at higher risk for p ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Not psoriasis: But you may be on medication for your psoriasis that can do this. Sometimes you can have cyclic neutropenia producing this without there necessarily ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
One word: Leucocytosis...Need more information in order to be more specific.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christian Schultheis
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Many things: Could be normal variant. Medications, infections, specifically a virus. Chemotherapy can cause a low white count. Other causes can be malignant , ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marianna Post
16 years experience Family Medicine
Talk to you doctor: Might mean inflammation, infection or cancer, talk to your doctor.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Just eight words?: Details matter, such as where are these white blood cells, and whose counting them, and why. Also important are what is the starting point count, and ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Not usually: What exactly are you referring to?
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahrooz Eshaghian
14 years experience Hematology
<4 (usually): Can vary by sex, age, ethnicity.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Too many White cells: It is not bad. But it is abnormal. And you doctor will have to work with you to figure this situation out. An elevated white blood cell count commonl ... Read More
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