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In sickle cell anemia, why there is increase susceptibility of infection despite elevated WBC?

In sickle cell anemia, why there is increase susceptibility of infection despite elevated WBC?

Functional Asplenia: The spleen, which is part of the immune system, tends to stop working by the time a baby with sickle cell disease is 4-6 months of age due to damage done by the sickled red blood cells. The spleen's function is to act as a filter to remove bacteria from the blood. Once the spleen is no longer working, the individual is at risk for developing certain types of serious bacterial infections. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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My father has a rare type of sickle cell that affects his WBC's instead of RBC's. Is there any information on this type of Sickle Cell Trait?

My father has a rare type of sickle cell that affects his WBC's instead of RBC's. Is there any information on this type of Sickle Cell Trait?

Get better info: Your dad may have a white cell disorder but it has nothing to do with sickle cell trait which is a specific red cell disorder. You need to consult with your day and find out the proper name for his disorder before we can comment. A doc may have compared it to sickle cell trait to try to explain it. ...Read more

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Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Why might having a sickle cell anemia crisis result in a reduced red blood cell count, an elevated white blood cell count, and a reduced hematocrit?

Acute blood trapping: Sickle cell crisis occurs because these patients red cell are not elastic, gets trapped in vessels, in spleen, liver, lungs, leading to loss from circulation, hence low red cells and hematocrit in CBC. Repeated episodes compromise immune functions and patients prone to infections, which could then induce rise in white blood cells to fight infections. BE hydrated, No strenous exercise ArePreventive. ...Read more

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How are low white blood cell count and sickle cell connected?

How are low white blood cell count and sickle cell connected?

None: Actually, patients with sickle cell disease often have white blood cell counts that are higher than normal. This is a characteristic of the disease and not necessarily a sign of infection. ...Read more

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My daughter's WBC count was 22, 200 cells/ul. Is that serious?

My daughter's WBC count was 22, 200 cells/ul. Is that serious?

Not by itself.: You could see white counts this high with mild infections as well as serious ones, and it is actually a normal count for a newborn. ...Read more

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I have RA and am taking biologic medications. My most recent blood test showed WBC count of 4.9 cell/mm3. Is this dangerously low?

I have RA and am taking biologic medications. My most recent blood test showed WBC count of 4.9 cell/mm3. Is this dangerously low?

No: This is on the low side of normal. But what is more important is the breakdown of different white blood cells like neutrophils versus lymphocytes. Overall, it's probably of limited concern and will likely be fine to be just monitored in the future. If you have significant concerns I would consider reviewing this with your mother's primary care physician or rheumatologist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What can I do if my WBC count is 3.7l what does that mean{ white blood cells}?

What can I do if my WBC count is 3.7l what does that mean{ white blood cells}?

It may not: Mean much. A WBC under 4 is low, but depending on which cells are low it may or may not be of any consequence. ...Read more

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Hi! My wife has a total WBC count of 7700 cells/cu. Mm. neutrophil of 50% and lymphocyte is 42%. is it normal or anything concerning?

Hi! My wife has a total WBC count of 7700 cells/cu. Mm. neutrophil of 50% and lymphocyte is 42%. is it normal or anything concerning?

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, there is to be concerned about the lab results per se. ...Read more

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Hi have had some blood tests. Came back ok. Rbc count 5.3 and WBC count was 5.8.Would t cells been checked in the WBC count? Is 5.8 good?

Yes. Yes.: T cells are a subset of the lymphocytes which are just one of the five types of white blood cell. So technically t cells are counted in the white blood cell count, but they represent a very small portion of the total and the effect of any change in t cells is drowned out by the large abundance of other cells. If you are concerned about t cell disorders it would be wise to be tested. ...Read more

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Is there any significance in abs 0 eosi & baso cells? I've had WBC count of around 16.5 for months (no infection) neutro abs 11.43 imm grans. 05

Is there any significance in abs 0 eosi & baso cells? I've had WBC count of around 16.5 for months (no infection) neutro abs 11.43 imm grans. 05

Probably normal: First I wonder why have you been having white blood cell counts drawn several times over the course of months? That may be an important clue.

Your overall WBC is on the high side, but probably not pathological; your lymphocytes may be on the high side (are they greater than 5000?) - ask your doc if you should see a hematologist

Otherwise, your basophils and eosinophils are likely not a problem. ...Read more

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Dear sir, my WBC count is 11600 cells. Is it bad or good? If it is bad, please tells us what I will do? I am a 35 years old male.

Dear sir, my WBC count is 11600 cells. Is it bad or good? If it is bad, please tells us what I will do? I am a 35 years old male.

Ignore it: If you feel well and there are no bizarre white cells, this is almost certainly just a random fluctuation. Levels rise and fall chaotically in everybody; you might be able to drive your white count to 20000 by swimming in cold water for half an hour. ...Read more

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When an exam of vaginal discharge yields white blood cells, does that mean a CBC would show a low WBC count?

No: The body produces and distributes white cells as needed. The white blood cells most often found in the vaginal discharge are neutrophilic polymorphonuclear leukocytes, and these are called 'blood cells' simply because they're easily obtained from blood (where they travel) but visit many sites while on their tours of duty. ...Read more

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My 5 year old nephew's blood report says hemoglobin-7, tacked cell volume-23%, WBC count- 11500, platelet count-179000, esr-07.Is it a thalassemia?

My 5 year old nephew's blood report says hemoglobin-7, tacked cell volume-23%, WBC count- 11500, platelet count-179000, esr-07.Is it a thalassemia?

Insufficient info: With a hemoglobin of 7 he is not likely to have major thalassemia. There are many causes of anemia and treatment would depend on the cause. The doctor who ordered the tests should be able to advise. You may visit this site for more info on this topic.
http://www. Chw. Org/display/ppf/docid/21855/router. Asp. ...Read more

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How come my WBC count decrease every year?

How come my WBC count decrease every year?

Not enough info: You have to tell us what the counts were before anyone could answer your question. It may just be normal but who knows without specifics. ...Read more

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What is the possibility of diseases if WBC count is a lac?

Very abnormal ct.: I am not sure whther you mean 10, 000 or 100, 000 (1 lakh). If it is 1 lakh definitely is a very abnormal count. See your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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My WBC count has dropped from 9.35 to 4.6 in the span of a few months. Is this worrying?

My WBC count has dropped from 9.35 to 4.6 in the span of a few months. Is this worrying?

Not really: You are still in the normal range. Keep regular appointments with your dr. And certainly annual blood work can monitor your counts. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My latest wbc count is 4.3 which was taken this morning. While my last wbc count was 4.1 last January, 2017. is this normal?

My latest wbc count is 4.3 which was taken this morning. While my last wbc count was 4.1 last January, 2017. is this normal?

Sounds ok: Numbers are just numbers, with little meaning unless one can see the big picture. Generally, a normal person with a routine screening blood count result of WBC 4.3 or 4.1 does not have to worry. If she currently has a medical problem that might affect her white blood cell count result, she can talk with her primary care doctor about that. ...Read more

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How to increase WBC count during chemotherapy?

How to increase WBC count during chemotherapy?

Following: Myelosuppressive chemotherapy, the bone marrow will be compromised in its ability to make neutrophils (a type of WBC that protects against bacterial infections). Since a neutrophil only lasts 24hrs after it's made, you quickly run out if you aren't making them efficiently. To facilitate recovery after chemo, we use a gcsf, which stimulates neutrophil production to mitigate infection risk. ...Read more

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Can lymphoma cause WBC count to be high (25, 000)?

Can lymphoma cause WBC count to be high (25, 000)?

Absolutely-but..: Depends on the type of lymphoma. By definition, lymphoma-leukemia can be seen in the peripheral blood, with types such as chronic lymphocytic lymphoma/leukemia. But in general, it depends on the lymphoma type. It would be lymphocytes or blasts that were elevated. ...Read more

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My daughter have 31000 WBC count What to do very much scared?

Consult doctor: Such high count of WBC is found in a child with bacterial infection and your daughter must have been seen by your doctor and should be on treatment, the count should come down to normal with treatment in 2-3 days. Discuss with your doctor if there is any other reason of high count. ...Read more

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What to do if I have high WBC count, chronic infections, pnuemonias?

What to do if I have high WBC count, chronic infections, pnuemonias?

Find the cause: A lung specialist can work you up. At age 39, if you've had two episodes of unexplained pneumonia, you need to be checked for mild immunodeficiency and for adult cystic fibrosis. This is just the start. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What is the implication of lymphocyte level of 52, WBC count of 3.3?

What is the implication of lymphocyte level of 52, WBC count of 3.3?

Lecopenia: Wbc ct of 3.3 is leucopenia or low WBC ct condition, close to the low normal range of 4-4.5 of WBC ct, the high normal is upto 11-11500. But is 3.3 not very bad, but a warning symptoms that the WBC ct is dropping. Most of the time this could be related to some medications we take, early sign of progressive bonemarrow failure where the cells are produced. Getting serial blood counts done are needed. ...Read more

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I have a high WBC count because of dental issues. How do I lower it?

I have a high WBC count because of dental issues. How do I lower it?

Oral-Systemic link: The connection between dental problem and health problems is well known and studied.

See your dentist who will perform thorough examinations and take radiographs (x-rays) & will formulate a treatment plan to specifically help you. ...Read more

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What happens if HB is 6.05 and WBC count in blood increased to 65000?

What happens if HB is 6.05 and WBC count in blood increased to 65000?

The workup continues: This strongly suggests some sort of leukemia but a few other entities, including a severe systemic infection, need to be ruled in / out even more urgently. ...Read more

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On wbc, what is the function of baso and eos. My baso# was 0.1 and baso%was 0.8. My eos % was 2.8 and eos# was 0.2. My WBC count was 6.7. Thank you-?

Ignore it: Sounds fine to me. I would not worry even if these numbers are a bit outside the range that the lab finds for most people. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low neutrophil and WBC count?

Many things: Medications, infections, bone marrow problems. The most common is medications. Sometimes in 6-12% of the population, the WBC is low. Other reasons are we do not know or so called idiopathic neutropenia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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Dr. James Ball
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Sickle Cell Disease (Definition)

A group of disorders that cause red blood cells to become ...Read more