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A 37-year-old male asked:

What does it mean to have hives with high neutrophils low lymphosites high abs neut low abs lymph high wbc high alt and ast?

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Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Hematology and Oncology 45 years experience
Possible hepatitis: There are many causes of hives. Allergic reactions are the most common. Persistent hives might be from a medication, or an environmental allergen, for example. Infections can cause hives. The abnormal alt and ast can be a sign of viral hepatitis. Sometimes hepatitis will cause hives, especially in the early phase, before jaundice sets in. Chronic hives (more than 6 weeks) is more complex.
Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology 18 years experience
Many Causes: With bloodwork like that, you may have an infection that is causing the hives. There are many causes for hives and the evaluation and treatment requires an astute doctor who is willing to ask questions and search. Make sure you follow up with your doctor. If you are not improving, see an allergist or dermatologists for more help.

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