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How long can someone survive with leukocytosis?

How long can someone survive with leukocytosis?

It depends on type: Leukocytosis (increased number of white blood cells) can be caused by infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, malignancy, hereditary disorders, or other causes. The subtype of white blood cells affected is alsoan important consideration. Survival depends on the reason for the leukocytosis and the treatment regimen followed. ...Read more

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What are theresults of having long term leukocytosis?

What are theresults of having long term leukocytosis?

Elev WBC: The answer depends on the etiology of the prolonged elevation in white blood cells (WBC) = leukocytosis. Elevated lymphocytes may be cll. Rai stage 0 cll is observed, but may need treatment. Elevated eosinophils may be from allergies. Elevated neutrophils or monocytes may be from many causes including inflammation (chronic infection, rheumatoid arthritis, ibd, etc). ...Read more

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Could I catch leukocytosis by touching someone's skin?

Could I catch leukocytosis by touching someone's skin?

No: Leukocytosis is not a disease. It is a medical term that refers to an elevation of white blood cells. White blood cells are produced in increased numbers when infection or inflammation is present. ...Read more

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Is leukocytosis typically very dangerous?

Is leukocytosis typically very dangerous?

It depends: It depends on the underlying cause of leukocytosis. There are patients with mild reactive leukocytosis (mild infections, drug-induced, etc.) that are not in any danger. There cases of leukocytosis due to either acute or chronic leukemias or other myeloproliferative disorders (meaning excessive bone marrow growth) that can be fatal if not diagnosed and teated in a timely manner. ...Read more

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What should I expect after being diagnosed with leukocytosis?

What should I expect after being diagnosed with leukocytosis?

Some inflammation!: Leukocytosis means increased number of white blood cells in your body. Leukocytes are recruited by our immune system when we encounter a foreign agent such as bacteria or virus; in most cases, it indicates an infection. There are other rare reasons for leukocytosis, causing lymphocytic leukocytosis, eosinophilic leukocytosis, monocytic leukocytosis, and basophilic leukocytosis with various outcom. ...Read more

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What is the cause and significance of leukocytosis and leukipenia?

Many possible answer: Which one do you have? These are two opposite issues, so take a pick and ask what exactly is the problem here? ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with Leukocytosis unspecified and don't know what to ask my dr. Do other test need to be done?

I was diagnosed with Leukocytosis unspecified and don't know what to ask my dr. Do other test need to be done?

Inflammation?: Leukocytosis means increased white blood cell count which is a reactive response often to infection but can be seen in a variety of inflammatory conditions as well as in some cases of cancer. It is therefore necessary to to do additional testing for a more specific diagnosis ...Read more