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Doctor insights on: Staph Infection Elevated White Cell Count And Acute Renal Failure

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Is high white blood cell count symptoms of kidney infection?

Is high white blood cell count symptoms of kidney infection?

Often: The absolute neutrophil count often goes up when there's a bacterial kidney infection. These are not to be taken lightly -- before antibiotics, they were major killers especially of young women. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Could cystic acne infections cause slightly elevated white blood cell count?

Could cystic acne infections cause slightly elevated white blood cell count?

Yes: Or simply stress -- even a cold shower can raise it to 20, 000. I'm seriously concerned that you describe "cystic acne" but only list benzoyl peroxide. That's not nearly enough. You need to be under the care of a competent physician, probably a dermatologist, as cystic acne usually requires Isotretinoin or something else really powerful. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What disease dose this lead too?! Elevated white blood cells count Elevated serum lactate Blood couture positive No antibiotics present in system

What disease dose this lead too?! 
Elevated white blood cells count 
Elevated serum lactate 
Blood couture positive 
No antibiotics present in system

+ blood culture: if you have positive blood cultures you most likely need to be treated with intravenous antibiotics, otherwise you can develop serious and life-threatening complications like an infection/abscess in the heart valves or a stroke. make sure you get the proper medical treatment! ...Read more

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What causes elevated liver function and white blood cell count?

What causes elevated liver function and white blood cell count?

Sounds like: It could be an infection or a medication. Hard to say without the clinical context. ...Read more

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What could cause elevated white cell count in diabetic patient?

What could cause elevated white cell count in diabetic patient?

Infection: Infection is the most common cause of high WBC in a patient. Other causes include drug reaction/side effects (lithium/prednisone/heparin), blood disorders/cancer... ...Read more

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Low lymph count and high segs count means bacterial infection, right?

Low lymph count and high segs count means bacterial infection, right?

Bacterial infection: Yes, especially when associated with an elevated white blood cell count. ...Read more

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If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?

If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?

See below: Neutropenic patients with infection frequently have fever which indicates the need for immediate treatment. Successful antibiotic treatment will often cause the fever to resolve. Sometimes the fever does not resolve until bone marrow recovery has occurred. ...Read more

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What can cause a slightly low estimated creatinine clearance rate, urinalysis with high # of RBCs, few renal epithelial cells & rare mucus presence?

What can cause a slightly low estimated creatinine clearance rate, urinalysis with high # of RBCs, few renal epithelial cells & rare mucus presence?

Here are some ...: As long as there is break in mucosa and bacteria, bacterial entrance to build a beachhead will take place and unfold if your health defense immune ability does not suffice to fend it off. As to STD, gono, chlamydia, herpes, syphilis, HPV, etc can get into you if the aforementioned conditions are met for their entrance, survival, and growth... ...Read more

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Could onychomycosis cause elevated white blood cell count?

Could onychomycosis cause elevated white blood cell count?

Not usually: Elevated white counts tend to be a hallmark of a bacterial infection, not a fungal infection--particularly in the nails. ...Read more

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What could cause this? White blood cell count elevated and low potassiumleukemia?

What could cause this? White blood cell count elevated and low potassiumleukemia?

Need more info: There are many causes of elevated white cell count and low potassium. Leukemia would not be my first consideration. Please discuss these with the doctor who ordered the tests as s/he had more information about your health. ...Read more

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What could cause chronic high white blood count, chronic high c reactive protein and occasional high neutrophils and lymph system values.

What could cause chronic high white blood count, chronic high c reactive protein and occasional high neutrophils and lymph system values.

C reactive protein: an elevated c reactive protein is an indicator of inflammation in your body. It is elevated after surgery, with cancer of the lymph nodes, vasculitis such as lupus, or chronic infections such as chronic infections of the bone. The high white count and high neutrophil count could be due to infection. The abnormal lymphocytes could be due to lymphoma or viral infection. Get checked ASAP. ...Read more

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What causes low lymphocytes and MCV , high neutrophile percentage fluctuating low platelet count for one year ? No bacteria or viral infection detect.

What causes low lymphocytes and MCV , high neutrophile percentage fluctuating low platelet count for one year ? No bacteria or viral infection detect.

White blood cells: are comprised mostly of neutrophils and lymphocytes. If the number of lymphocytes are low then percentage of neutrophils will naturally be high, even though there numbers are normal. Viral infections (HIV and others) are a common cause of low lymphocyte counts. From a practical standpoint, it may not be necessary to test for the other types of infection if the counts are not dangerously low. ...Read more

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Blood test result show high packed cell volume ,high RBC, high WBC and high Neutrophil count what does it mean ? With Hand Burning and oral thrush.

Blood test result show high packed cell volume ,high RBC,  high WBC and high Neutrophil count what does it mean ? With Hand Burning and oral thrush.

By itself, nothing: You're a young man and your somewhat high Hct may simply be you -- reference ranges are set so that several percent of folks fall outside on either end. Same for white count. The oral thrush, if proven, calls for a check for a few illnesses; the hands, a neuropathy workup perhaps. Labs are meaningful only in the context of clinical fnidings. Your physician owes you a full explanation. ...Read more

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What happens to white blood cell counts in viral infections?

What happens to white blood cell counts in viral infections?

Difficult to know: Depends in large part on the virus. Often, in early stages you may see elevations in neutrophils, following by lymphocytosis. But you may see a wide variety of results which is dependent upon the underlying immune status of the patient and the type of infection with which you are dealing. ...Read more

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Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Can steroid abuse cause high white blood cell count and protein in your urine ? My white blood cell count is 15

Maybe but...: Our first concern is to rule out a serious infection (is your peripheral smear abnormal? Are the white cells primitive / angry-looking? Do you have symptoms?) and real kidney disease (how much protein, is it mostly albumin?) i hope you'll reconsider anabolic steroid use (if it's this kind of steroid); every guy i know who's tried this has regretted it. ...Read more

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What diseases cause high fevers and high white blood cell count?

Usually bacterial: It's usually a bacterial illness that causes the symptoms you describe. But this can include anything form sinus infections, tonsillitis, ear infections, pneumonia, infection in the blood, urinary tract infections, appendicitis, meningitis, skin abcesses... The list goes on and on. You need a thorough assessment of associated symptoms and a physical exam to try and pinpoint your condition. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Rubin
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Acute Renal Failure (Definition)

Acute renal failure, also known as acute kidney failure, occurs when your body is unable to clear out the products of metabolism that are normally filtered and excreted by your kidneys. Accute renal failure can be caused by the obstruction of urine flow, infection, severe metabolic ...Read more


Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more