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what does it mean when the lymphocyte count is high? is it good or bad? and why?

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Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience Family Medicine
Viral: Usually if we do a blood count for a person with an infection would look at the total white count as well as the differential. A high white count with a lotto neutrophils suggest bacterial infection whereas a white count with a lot of lymphocytes is more suggestive of ireland flexion. There is no value judgment per se whether it is good or bad. It is relative to the problem at hand.
Answered on Jul 18, 2018
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