A 31-year-old member asked:
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what exactly does it mean if your white blood cell count is up?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Several issues: The most common by far would be acute infection, and can be seen as part of a stress response to acute illness, with certain medications esp steroids, and infrequently with acute nod chronic leukemias.
Answered on Apr 5, 2013

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