A 42-year-old member asked:
what should i expect after being diagnosed with leukocytosis?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Powlin Manuel answered
50 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Some inflammation!: Leukocytosis means increased number of white blood cells in your body. Leukocytes are recruited by our immune system when we encounter a foreign agent such as bacteria or virus; in most cases, it indicates an infection. There are other rare reasons for leukocytosis, causing lymphocytic leukocytosis, eosinophilic leukocytosis, monocytic leukocytosis, and basophilic leukocytosis with various outcom.
Answered on Dec 9, 2012
Dr. Jerome Zacks answered
50 years experience Cardiology
Need diagnosis: Leukocytosis simply means high white blood cell count. It does not tell one what the underlying cause is. Therefore, one should have a repeat blood test within the very near future. In addition, depending upon how high the white count is, and whether one is ill, one should be examined by ones doctor and might require a hematology consultation.
Answered on Aug 27, 2020
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