A 27-year-old female asked:
high monocyte %, manual count in toddler. all other results on cbc normal, mono ct 16. cause for concern?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Not necessarily: The monocytes are often up some in a variety of viral illnesses but less commonly than the lymphocytes. Infectious mononucleosis does occur in a muted ( less intense) form in toddlers & the usual mono blood test can be negative until months after the illness has passed. If the kid is cruising around enjoying life i would ignore the test & get back to living.
Last updated Mar 22, 2013
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