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can you tell me what could a slight increase in leukocytes mean ?

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Dr. Mohammed Karim
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
Usually normal: Leukocyte esterase released by lysed neutrophils and macrophages is a surrogate marker of the presence of white blood cells (WBCs). Leukocyte esterase suggests that there are white blood cells in the urine. Slight increase in leucocyte esterase means few WBC which is a normal finding for an asymtpomtaic individual

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