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A 25-year-old female asked:

I'm anemic and have high neutrophils (80%) and low lymphocytes (14%) with normal wbc. what could this mean?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Demand explanation: There are hundreds of causes of anemia. It is your right to demand to know why, from your physician. We can't tell without the information that he/she should have or should obtain. The percentages mean nothing in the absence of absolute counts; even if one of the absolute counts is a little bit out of the reference range, ti's probably not a concern.

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My neutrophils is high..lymphocytes low. WBC is elevated. What do these results mean?

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Depends: Not enough information to answer definitively. Elevated neutrophils (neutrophilia) can be from a variety of causes including infection (especially bacterial), inflammation (eg rheumatoid arthritis, etc), or steroids (demarginate neutrophils from tissue to blood).
Last updated Feb 11, 2020


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