A 36-year-old female asked:
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what does it mean for a kid if wbc and rbc count is normal while differential is not ( neutrophils low, monocytes a bit high, eosinophils high ) ?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
58 years experience Pediatrics
Blood count: Elevated eosinophils may indicate an allergic condition or infection from a parasite
Answered on Aug 25, 2014
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Dr. Michael Rupp
21 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Could be just an infection that has shifted the differential, but if the changes should persist, they may need further evaluation.
Answered on Aug 25, 2014
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
22 years experience Pediatrics
Maybe normal: The fact that the WBC and RBC are normal is very reassuring. A slightly elevated monocyte count can be related to a viral infection most likely although it may be raised with other types of infection. Eosinophils may be elevated due to allergy/allergic reaction most likely although it may be seen in parasitic infections also. You need to take into account why blood test was done and pt symptoms
Answered on Oct 5, 2014
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