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Dr. Michael Engel
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Wbc Count (Definition)

White blood cell count. That is, the number of WBC per microlitre of blood. It includes the common types of cells such as neutophils (granulocytes), lymhpocytes, monocytes, and the less ...Read more


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What could be the reason for a low WBC and neutrophils count? Could it be connected to a low iron and vitaminB12 levels?

What could be the reason for a low WBC and neutrophils count? Could it be connected to a low iron and vitaminB12 levels?

Blood counts: There are several potential explanations for this constellation of findings. These include a primary bone marrow problem, pernicious anemia, and side effects of some medications. A consultation with an internist is recommended. ...Read more

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What is the reason sepsis will sometimes cause a low WBC count?

What is the reason sepsis will sometimes cause a low WBC count?

Greater loss,less md: If all the wbc's are consumed by the infectious process and the body is not keeping up with their loss, the number declines. The infectious process can also overtake the bone marrow and shut down production. ...Read more

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My WBC count is 10.5 thou/ul instead of being b/w 4.0-10.0 thou/ul.What can be the reason?Is it something to worry about?

My WBC count is 10.5 thou/ul instead of being b/w 4.0-10.0 thou/ul.What can be the reason?Is it something to worry about?

See below...: The normal WBC range is generally 4000-11000 but sometimes different labs have slightly different reference ranges. So yours is still within normal limits but at the higher end. If you currently have a sore throat, it may be an infection. You could check again after symptoms disappear, it should go down. ...Read more

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My cousin`s WBC count -9300cell/cu.Mm. Hb-9.9gm/dl.Otherwise normal healthy. Wbc persistently high always for him. What could be the reason?

My cousin`s  WBC count -9300cell/cu.Mm. Hb-9.9gm/dl.Otherwise normal healthy. Wbc persistently high always for him. What could be the reason?

Could be normal.: If persistently high and no symptoms of infection this is probably normal variation. The doctor who ordered it should know more about the current numbers and your history. ...Read more

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Good morning my WBC count is polymorphonuclears 73% lymphocytes 17% monocytes 8% and eosinophils 2% is there any reason to worry about??

Good morning my WBC count is polymorphonuclears 73% lymphocytes 17% monocytes 8% and eosinophils 2% is there any reason to worry about??

No: The percentages actually mean nothing by themselves. The absolute counts matter, but only if they are far from the reference range or there are abnormal forms. We can't calculate the absolute values because you didn't include the total white count. ...Read more

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What to do for a low WBC count?

What to do for a low WBC count?

Nothing: Unless symptomatic or if its under3 then a microscopic analysis of you wbcs followed by a hematologist visit. ...Read more

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Could you ever get hurt/harmed with a low wbc count?

Could you ever get hurt/harmed with a low wbc count?

Leukopenia: A low white count may make you more susceptible to infections. You need to have your low white count evaluated and properly diagnosed to find out why it is low and what the official diagnosis is. You should see a Hematologist. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it true that in malaria WBC count gets a little bit low. ?

Is it true that in malaria WBC count gets a little bit low. ?

Yes.: WBC counts in malaria are lower than in normals. See this site for more info. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2481386/ ...Read more

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Why is japan standard for WBC count range so low at ~ 8500? I got 10120 at a regular health check & i was advised to get advanced checkup. Im worried.

See below...: The normal WBC range is generally 4000-11000. So yours is still within normal limits but at the higher end. It is also higher than your previous values. If you currently have a runny nose, it may be an infection. Check again after symptoms disappear, it should go down. Normal black and middle eastern persons may have lower wbc. Unaware of different standard in japan, but may vary by lab. ...Read more

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Do leukaemia patients have high wbc count or low wbc count?

Do leukaemia patients have high wbc count or low wbc count?

Usually: Leukemia is by definition a primary tumor of the blood-forming elements. If the cancer remains confined to the bone marrow, and the abnormal cells do not enter the blood ("aleukemic"), then the white count is often low because healthy cells are crowded out of the marrow. If the abnormal cells do spill over, the count is often high. The key is often that the cells look abnormal. ...Read more

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What is the exact medical name for a low WBC count ?

What is the exact medical name for a low WBC count ?

Leukopenia: Leukopenia is the exact medical name. When all the blood counts are low, it is called pancytopenia. If the red blood cell count is low, it is anemia. Low platelets is thrombocytopenia. ...Read more

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After one year of possible HIV exposure would my WBC count be low?

After one year of possible HIV exposure would my WBC count be low?

Possible though: One year is generally not enough time for full blown aids with low WBC counts. Please get tested as there is effective treatment and see this site for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hiv-aids/ds00005/dsection=symptoms. ...Read more

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Is a high WBC count attributed to lupus in any case? I understand they are typically low.

Is a high WBC count attributed to lupus in any case? I understand they are typically low.

No: If one has lupus and a high white count it is usually due to infection or use of prednisone. It is not related to uncomplicated lupus. ...Read more

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What is the cause of low neutrophil and WBC count?

What is the cause of low neutrophil and WBC count?

Many things: Medications, infections, bone marrow problems. The most common is medications. Sometimes in 6-12% of the population, the WBC is low. Other reasons are we do not know or so called idiopathic neutropenia. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of low neutrophil WBC count?

Neutropenia: A low neutrophil count (neutropenia) can be caused by many different things. Some people have low white cells due to a medication they are taking. Others are born with it. Others develop it because of dangerous conditions such as leukemia. Please consult with a hematologist to determine what form of neutropenia you have. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a low WBC count, high basophils, and low absolute lymph count?

What does it mean if I have a low WBC count, high basophils, and low absolute lymph count?

Need actual values: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it might have helped if could provide the complete report of your test results. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

White Blood Cell (Definition)

Body blood cell that responds to inflamation or infection or ...Read more