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A 39-year-old male asked:

My last two labs showed elevated wbc at 13.5 and 18.5 respectively. also elevated both times were absolute neutrophils, what could this mean?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Bacterial infection?: By far the most common causes of such WBC elevations are infections, usually due to various bacteria (as opposed to viruses). But there are literally hundreds of possibilities. The WBC elevation itself usually doesn't help determine cause: other symptoms (fever, pain, and many others) give better clues. You should be under a doctor's care for this; follow her or his advice. Good luck!
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