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Leukocytosis (Overview)

White blood count.


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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

Leukocytosis (Overview)

White blood count.


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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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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

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Does chemical toxicity cause leukocytosis?

Does chemical toxicity cause leukocytosis?

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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Why is there leukocytosis status post a splenectomy?

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Why is there leukocytosis status post a splenectomy?

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. ...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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What other work up if u have asymptomatic chronic leukocytosis?

What other work up if u have asymptomatic chronic leukocytosis?

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. ...Read more

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What do penia and cytosis mean in terms of leukopenia and leukocytosis?

What do penia and cytosis mean in terms of leukopenia and leukocytosis?

Opposites: Leukopenia means low white blood cell count. Leukocytosis means high white blood cell count. These are noted on a complete blood count. ...Read more

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Is fever a symptom of leukocytosis?

Is fever a symptom of leukocytosis?

Signs of infection: Fever (temperature greater than 100.6 measured with a thermometer) and leukocytosis (increased white blood cells on a cbc) are both signs of infection. ...Read more

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Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

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. ...Read more

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Is it true that leukocytosis is cancer?

Is it true that leukocytosis is cancer?

No: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. Somebody is thinking of leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells or their near-kin, in which the white blood cells count may or may not be elevated. ...Read more

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What can cause mild neutrophilic leukocytosis?

Anything.: This finding is noticed on a complete blood count. It can be seen in so many conditions and can even be seen in people with no medical problem whatsoever. Neutrophils are typically elevated in bacterial infections (pneumonia, etc). But mild elevations are non-specific, . ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mild neutrophilic leukocytosis. What is this?

I was diagnosed with mild neutrophilic leukocytosis. What is this?

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. ...Read more

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What does mild leukocytosis with a slight increase in neutrophils (about 7% band neutrophils) and neutrophils have slightly increased granulation mean?

Elevated numbers: Said in another way: a white blood cell count the is slightly higher than normal levels. Within the group of white blood cells there is a slightly higher than normal proportion of neutrophils. 7% are young neutrophils.

This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it. ...Read more

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What about leukocytosis and positive ANA test?

What about leukocytosis and positive ANA test?

Autoimmunity?: Positive ANA indicates that there are presence antibodies against components of nucleus of your own cells. Our body is not supposed to make antibodies against our cells. Something happens, which leads antibodies being produced against cells of different organs such as thyroid glands and pancreas. Leukocytosis is the state of increased white cell count indicating some inflammation. ...Read more

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Can the use of methamphetamine cause leukocytosis?

Can the use of methamphetamine cause leukocytosis?

Yes: Any stimulant, and even the hormones we produce ourselves under stress (adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine) can cause the release of white blood cells from the walls of our blood vessels. This occurs with cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and can even happen when prescription stimulants are used. It is a sign that the drug is having adverse effects on your body. Stop - get help if needed. ...Read more

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What is mild leukocytosis in blood test is it danger?

Ask the doctor who o: The doctor who ordered the test should guide you. You need to know your exact blood counts and let us know. There is a normal reference range of leucocyte count (4, 000 to 10, 000). This will answer your question. You may need to recheck the blood counts, it if it was more than 11, 000 and you had no recent infection to explain it. ...Read more

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Can leukocytosis and idiopathic thrombocythemia be the same?

Can leukocytosis and idiopathic thrombocythemia be the same?

Nope: "leukocytosis" is a fancy way of saying higher than normal amount of white blood cells. Many causes. "thrombocytopenia" [? ] is a fancy medical way of saying low platelets. These are different parts of the blood. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can neutrophilic leukocytosis be caused by advair? Any help appreciated!

A corticosteroid...: ...called "fluticasone" is one of the ingredients of Advair. Corticosteroids are well known for causing temporary rises in white blood cell counts (leukocytosis). However, typically advair does not cause much effect on the bodies other systems, since it is inhaled and most concentrated in the lungs. High WBC counts can also be a sign of infection or inflammation somewhere in the body. ...Read more

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What can possibly cause mild leukocytosis with neutrophilia, lymphopenia and eusinopenia?

What can possibly cause mild leukocytosis with neutrophilia, lymphopenia and eusinopenia?

Infection.: Leukocytosis=increased white blood cells, and neutrophilia=mostly neutrophils which fight bacterial infection. They are also increased with inflammation, and even smoking. Other types of white blood cells make up a smaller % of the total when neutrophils are increased. So you could have a mild infection, inflammation, or you're a smoker. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can stress, anxiety and allergies cause leukocytosis?

Can stress, anxiety and allergies cause leukocytosis?

Leukocytosis: Relative leukocytosis can be produced by any condition that causes increased levels of catecholamines like epinephrine, because this causes release of the WBCs from where they are adherent to the walls of the blood vessels. It is not a true increase, but change in disposition. Allergies do have the potential to actually produce an increase in WBCs, often eosinophils. ...Read more

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A 2 month old with a WBC of 27 is diagnosised with unspecified leukocytosis, what is this?

A 2 month old with a WBC of 27 is diagnosised with unspecified leukocytosis, what is this?

High white count: Leukocytosis is an elevation in white blood cells (wbc), and since they have not found a reason for it, it is "unspecified." at 2mo, that is concerning, but occ. Happens. In an adult, they would wait & see a lot more than can w/a 'little person.'. ...Read more