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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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 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). ...Read more
Need diagnosis: Leukocytosis simply means high white blood cell count. It does not tell one what the underlying cause is. Therefore, one should have a repeat blood test within the very near future. In addition, depending upon how high the white count is, and whether one is ill, one should be examined by ones doctor and might require a hematology consultation. ...Read moreSee 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? ...Read more
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
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?
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. ...Read more
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