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Is Leukocytosis 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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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).
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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?
I was diagnosed with Leukocytosis unspecified and don't know what to ask my dr. Do other test need to be done?
I have mild leukocytosis. Please advice what are the consequences of this and how it can be cured my reading says 11.26 and the normal range is < 10?
Repeat CBC: In 2-4 weeks- transient low grade W@BC elevations can be caused by low grade infections inflammation or lab error. Repeat the exam.
No, usually not: 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.
Not perfectly clear,: The reasons for WBC elevation after splenectomy are not completely elucidated, but is known a higher count of >16000/mm3 is present in those developing infection. So, high wbc signaled the body in a big fight against infection. More? Ask your doctor who knows more about his/her patients than anyone online.
See below: Leukocytosis means elevated white blood cell count. A differential will determine just what type of white blood cell is elevated. That result gives alot of information. Any further evaluation and testing will depend upon the differential.
Rarely a cancer sign: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood. 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 (cancer of the blood cells). A doctor can further evaluate.See 1 more doctor answer
Elevated white cells: Leukocytosis simply means an increased white blood cell count. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell, 'neutrophilic leukocytosis' means your white cell count is increased because the numbe of neutrophils is increased. Neutrophils fight infection; the most common reason for this is your body is trying to fight an infection.