A 71-year-old male asked:
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could onychomycosis cause elevated white blood cell count?

4 doctor answers
Dr. Brandon Macy
41 years experience Podiatry
Not usually: Elevated white counts tend to be a hallmark of a bacterial infection, not a fungal infection--particularly in the nails.
Answered on Jun 10, 2017
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
I do not believe so: no
Answered on Sep 5, 2016
Dr. Darrell Latva
42 years experience Podiatry
ONLY IF.....: there may be an associated bacterial infection.
Answered on Oct 26, 2017
Dr. Scott Keith
44 years experience Podiatry
Mushrooms.: Don't count on it.
Answered on Oct 27, 2017

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