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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

White Blood Cell (Definition)

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