A 40-year-old member asked:
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does having a bone infection increase the white blood cell count?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Osteomyelitis : Can raise the white blood count in acute infection, but chronic osteo usually doesn't.
Answered on May 4, 2013
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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Bone infection: Osteomyelitis whether acute or chronic can raise white cell count.
Answered on Dec 10, 2012
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
In chronic osteo,: The white blood cell count is usually normal.
Answered on Dec 10, 2012

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Yes: It is very common to have an elevated white count is you have osteomyelitis (bone infection).
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