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Can Herpes Virus Affect White Blood Count
There are different types of herpes infections; herpes simplex infection of mouth (gingivostomatitis) and lips (labialis) are the most common. Others include genital herpes, and herpes zoster. Herpes infection could very mild to very dangerous depending on the type and location of the body affected. I ...Read more
Yes: Any infection can affect your WBC count - these are the cells that fight infection, so we expect the normal for your body to change when you have an infection. It may be the total count changes (up or down), or the ratios of different types of white blood cells changes (change in differential count).Talk to your doctor about what your specific numbers signal - the numbers are just one puzzle piece. ...Read more
No, but...: ... Your white cell count, including your absolute counts of lymphocytes and neutrophils, flutuates wildly in response to the simple vicissitides of living, including the microbe invasions that you never know happen. Don't pay it any attention until the numbers go way off normal. ...Read more
Here are some ...: Syphilis is an infectious disease which will stimulate our body to fight for self protection so some elevation of white blood count may occur to reflect the degree of fighting ability and effort according to individual health and defense immune ability. Clinically, such change probably carries not much clinical relevance in management since the patient needs to be treated and followed with testing ...Read more
How low?: In a round about way, yes. Hepatitis C is a common cause of cirrhosis. Scarring of the liver causes splenic enlargement, and an enlarged spleen, from any cause, can cause reduction in white blood cells. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
No: Hepatitis is usually caused by a virus that infects the cells of the liver and causes inflammation and damage. Hiv is caused by a virus that infects and destroys certain types of white blood cells (t cells or cd4 cells) that are an important part of the immune system. There may be some changes in the white blood cell count as the body reacts to hepatitis, but no permanent immune cell damage. ...Read more
Difficult to know: Depends in large part on the virus. Often, in early stages you may see elevations in neutrophils, following by lymphocytosis. But you may see a wide variety of results which is dependent upon the underlying immune status of the patient and the type of infection with which you are dealing. ...Read more
See below: If the count is low it is the cause of low blood count that needs to be treated. It may be as simple as giving some vitamins or as radical as bone marrow transplant. Infections and some drugs and tumors can cause abnormal increase in white cell count. Treatment may be antibiotics, chemotherapy or no treatment may be needed. ...Read more
Virus and cancers: There are a lot of different viruses known. Only a few of them linked to devlopment of cancer such as hpv to cervical cancer/head and neck cancer, ebv to hodgkin's lymphoma, nasopharyngeal ca; HIV to kaposi sarcoma, etc. Yes, htlv-1 virus is related to adult t cell leukemia/lymphoma, ebv is also associated with burkitt's lymphoma- which can transform into more severe case- burkitt's leukemia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does an elevated both white and red blood count mean? Do red cell counts rise during infections?
Leucocytosis: Elevated white cell count can represent many maladies in many people both male and female and also be normal in certain circumstances-like in labor!it can also be normal for certain people.Yes it does go up in infections -that being the most common condition for leucocytosis.It can also be a red flag for leukemia or other body area cancers.No-red cells do not commonly go up in infections ! ...Read more
Several causes.: Drugs (steroids, chemotherapy, immunosuppressants, rare aplastic anemia from toxicity of many drugs), viruses (ebv, hiv, cmv), sepsis (urinary or other), toxic exposures, endocrinopathies, vitamin deficiency (b12 in particular), hematologic disorders, cancer/leukemia/lymphoma are some of the causes that leap to mind. Seek maternal-fetal medicine and hematology care and best of luck! ...Read more
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