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Could Leukocytosis Cause Viral And Bacterial Infections
The other way around: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Surgical trauma: Labyrinthitis by definition is an inflammation of the inner ear. The inner ear has both the organ for hearing (cochlea) and the organs of balance. Bacterial infections of the labyrinth are very rare and life-threatening. The cause of inner ear inflammation is usually viral but can certainly follow middle ear or inner ear surgery. Middle ear infections can also penetrate into the inner ear. ...Read more
Does increase in neutrs cause lymphocytopenia does this mean that neutrs r fighting a bacterial infection or is it the lymphs loosing a viral fight?
Assumption incorrect: Increase in NUMBER of neutrophils does not affect the NUMBER of lymphocytes, but perforce reduces the PERCENTAGE of white blood cells which are lymphocytes. ...Read more
Yes: A great example is a bacterial pneumonia that occurs after a pulmonary virus infection. A virus such as influenza, can invade the cells that line the respiratory tract, and kill them.In doing so, the "physical" barrier of cells slough off, allowing bacteria to now invade the tissue and cause a pneumonia. Also, certain other viruses can also transmit resistance genes from one bacteria to another. ...Read more
It varies: A systemic bacterial infection is likely to increase the number of neutrophils, immature neutrophils, and angry-looking neutrohils (toxic granulation etc). Typhoid raises monocytes instead, whooping cough lymphocytes. Viral infections may raise total lymphocytes and/or atypical lymphs. Or either can suppress lymphs. It's tricky stuff. ...Read more
Not necessarily: A viral infection could be just as fulminant, severe and devastating.The viral or bacterial load, coexisting factors, age of the patient, additional medical problems, etc ate more tell telling of the seriousness of an infection...Bacterial infection usually require antibiotic, viral infections are usually treated symptomatically, but could require antiviral meds. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a bacterial infection that I need to look for? And if have a viral what's its symptoms?
It depends: It depends mostly on the site if infection. Ifkr respiratory infections symptoms like fever, sore throat and cough etc are common to both, whereas most runny nose and nasal congestion points to viral than bacterial. If symptoms don't go away in 7-10 days, it generally suggests a bacterial superinfection, for which antibiotics can be prescribed. ...Read more
Flu : The general time from is 7 to 10 days of symptoms not improving or worsening. ...Read more
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