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A 21-year-old female asked:

came into the hospital and had a wbc of 12.1. they put me on antibiotics, now it's down to 6. would it be dropping if the infection wasn't going away?

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Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine 27 years experience
Good question : The short answer is most likely. Otherwise it should be correlated also with clinical progression. We see sometimes mostly in ER mild stress leukocytosis that sometimes disappears next day with no specific treatment. Danke!

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Last updated Nov 21, 2014

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