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My 4 year old nephew is currently in hospital, with seriously elevated red and white blood cell count, is this always indicative of something serious?

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

it depends. If there is fever with high white count, this is indication of infection, wether bacterial, which is high in bacterial infection. If there is no fever, there is an indication for other issues like leukemia, rheumatological issues

Answered Mar 12, 2015

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

We don't treat lab values. Isolated lab values without any history or exam findings is not enough to make any realistic comment. You are welcome to start over and provide basic history to put this into context.This is not a chat room so each submission should contain background and a question'

Answered Nov 28, 2017

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