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Highspire, Pennsylvania
A 39-year-old female asked:

Wbc=11.85. my norm is 7.3-8.4. have hot flashes then chills. no fever. on enbrel (etanercept) for ps and as and have mild anemia. very tired. any ideas?

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Dr. Scott Hacking
Family Medicine 19 years experience
WBC count: The most likely reason for your elevated WBC count, with symptoms of fatigue, is an active infection. Immunosuppressant medication like Enbrel (etanercept) can make you more susceptible to infections. A urinalysis and culture, and a check by a doctor, is needed.
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