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A 37-year-old member asked:

High neutrophils and low lymphocytes and other problems indicate what?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It depends: One cannot look just at lynphocyte and neutrophil percentages. It must be interpreted in the context of the total white blood cell count.
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Depends: Numbers that are near the upper or lower limits of normal are generally normal, and you have to see if there is a pattern over time. In general, very high neutrophils are seen in 3 conditions- bacterial infections, some high physical stress states, and receiving steroids. Also depends if very immature white cells are seen in the blood as well - this usually means serious bacterial infection.
Dr. Sameer Gupta
Medical Oncology 19 years experience
Depends: Can be due to bacterial infection, stress., steroids. Rarely CML (chronic myeloid leukemia) can have similar presentation.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Low neutrophils and high lymphocytes in women mean what?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
It depends: One cannot look just at lynphocyte and neutrophil percentages. It must be interpreted in the context of the total white blood cell count.
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