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A 26-year-old male asked:

After continued sore throat my dr says a recurrence of mono, but wbc is 4.35 (neu 24 lym 51, mono 21). is this reasonable? doesn't mono increase wbc?

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Dr. James Henning
Anesthesiology 50 years experience
A Viral Infection: Like mononucleosis (ebv) can present with lymphocytosis (high % lymphocytes) and neutropenia (low neutrophils, wbc). Other symptoms should be considered as well as other diagnoses, however, if you're not improving. Best to discuss with your pcp. Good luck!

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Last updated Jun 17, 2013

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