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A 35-year-old member asked:

I was diagnosed with mild neutrophilic leukocytosis. what is this?

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 40 years experience
Elevated white cells: Leukocytosis simply means an increased white blood cell count. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell, 'neutrophilic leukocytosis' means your white cell count is increased because the numbe of neutrophils is increased. Neutrophils fight infection; the most common reason for this is your body is trying to fight an infection.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What can cause mild neutrophilic leukocytosis?

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Dr. James Ball
Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Anything. : This finding is noticed on a complete blood count. It can be seen in so many conditions and can even be seen in people with no medical problem whatsoever. Neutrophils are typically elevated in bacterial infections (pneumonia, etc). But mild elevations are non-specific, .
Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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