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A 22-year-old female asked:

Went to doc and sinus infection was dx. cbc done and wbc 11.8 gran 8.9 and mchc 36.1 all else normal. should leukemia be a concern?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
No not at all!: You have to think positive! your WBC is slightly high which is probably due to sinus infection. If you have any further concerns, get a repeat cbc, four weeks after sinus infection is resolved. Good luck.
Dr. Steven Hebert
Pathology 29 years experience
No reason to worry: You CBC is very close to normal except for slightly elevated wbc's. People who present with leukemia often present with pancytopenia, very low counts (platelets, wbc's and rbc's). Sometimes they present with very high wbc's. You don't really have any of those things. Probably just a normal reaction to you sinus infection.

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