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besides infection what can cause a high white bood cell count?

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Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Many things: Any form of inflammation, leukemia, and other blood disorders, and use of steroids may all increase the measured WBC count.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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