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What is the definition or description of: leukocytosis?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
An elevationin the: White blood count.
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Increased WBCs: Leukocytosis is an elevation in the number of white blood cells and can be observed in a variety of situations, from infection (normal response of the immune system to fight a pathogen) to leukemia (abnormal = cancer of white blood cells).
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