A 44-year-old member asked:
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can a bone infection increase white blood cell count?

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Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It is very common to have an elevated white count is you have osteomyelitis (bone infection).
Answered on Dec 5, 2014
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Dr. John Callahan
23 years experience Podiatry
Infection: Absolutely, white cell counts will elevate in bone infections otherwise known as osteomyelitis these are not to be fooled with and should be treated immediately and definitively.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014
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Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Yes, a: bone infection(osteomyelitis) will usually cause an elevated white blood cell count.
Answered on Dec 5, 2014

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Osteomyelitis : Can raise the white blood count in acute infection, but chronic osteo usually doesn't.
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