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A 29-year-old female asked:

What does mild leukocytosis with a slight increase in neutrophils (about 7% band neutrophils) and neutrophils have slightly increased granulation mean?

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Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
These changes: Support a diagnosis of acute bacterial infection.
Dr. John Leander Po
Infectious Disease 18 years experience
Elevated numbers: Said in another way: a white blood cell count the is slightly higher than normal levels. Within the group of white blood cells there is a slightly higher than normal proportion of neutrophils. 7% are young neutrophils. This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it.

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Last updated Apr 16, 2013

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