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A 55-year-old male asked:

Hello. i just had a very bad food poisoning (temporarily living in india). the doctor here took a blood test to check for dengue and malaria. came back negative, however my neutrophils count was high (88) and lymphocytes low (8). is that normap durin?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
High: neutrophils with low lymphocytes is seen in bacterial infections and in some EARLY viral infections. It seems to me that your specific problem involves a lot more possible infectious age than Dengue and Malaria (which is NOT a Gastrointestinal disease!!) Hope this is helpful Dr Z
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