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Doctor insights on: Symptoms Of Leukocytosis

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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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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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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 is the definition or description of: leukocytosis?

What is the definition or description of: leukocytosis?

Increased WBCs: Leukocytosis is an elevation in the number of white blood cells and can be observed in a variety of situations, from infection (normal response of the immune system to fight a pathogen) to leukemia (abnormal = cancer of white blood cells). ...Read more

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What should I expect after being diagnosed with leukocytosis?

What should I expect after being diagnosed with leukocytosis?

Need diagnosis: Leukocytosis simply means high white blood cell count. It does not tell one what the underlying cause is. Therefore, one should have a repeat blood test within the very near future. In addition, depending upon how high the white count is, and whether one is ill, one should be examined by ones doctor and might require a hematology consultation. ...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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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

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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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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