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Slight Increase In White Blood Cells
In which infections(virus, bact.Etc) do u not c an increase in white blood cells, & where u don't see abnormal levels of lymphocytes, monocytes...Etc.?
Viral infection.: Viral infection classically does not cause an increase in white count, and may cause low wbc. Bacterial infection usually causes a high wbc, but some times the WBC may start out low at first. A few bacterial infections usually have low wbcs such as TB and listeria infections. ...Read more
Can vaccines (specifically rabies) have significant influence on a CBC (for example, increase in white blood cells or lymphocytes percentage)?
Very unlikely: More likely coincidental.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends.: Improving a low WBC would depend on the cause. The WBC is controlled by a hormone (g-csf) normally, and this is available as a medication that can be useful in patients on cancer chemotherapy. Otherwise, the underlying cause should be treated (nutritional, drug side effect, autoimmune disease, bone marrow disorder, etc.). ...Read more
Yes: Yes, white counts can go up a number of ways. There are drugs that are used, especially in patients who are immunocompromised (i.e., cancer patients) when their white count gets too low. Otherwise, the most common reason for WBC count to go up is infections. As far as a natural way for you to make it go up yourself, no, there's not a way. ...Read more
White cells: White blood cells are made in the bone marrow and circulate in the blood stream. They increase in response to infection, trauma, stress, tumor (i.e.. Leukemia), and abnormal bone marrow production. They decrease sometimes related to severe infection (sepsis), impaired bone marrow production, and autoimmune diseases. ...Read more
Trypanosome infectio: CSF white blood cell count increases and used for staging of trypanosomal infection. ...Read more
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