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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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Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

Could leukocytosis be a cause of cancer?

Not really: A high white blood cell count itself does not cause cancer. It is usually associated with some kind of infection or inflammation in the body, although in some cases it may be a sign of leukemia. ...Read more

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Is it true that leukocytosis is cancer?

Is it true that  leukocytosis is cancer?

No: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. Somebody is thinking of leukemia, which is cancer of the white blood cells or their near-kin, in which the white blood cells count may or may not be elevated. ...Read more

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What can cause mild neutrophilic leukocytosis?

What can cause mild neutrophilic leukocytosis?

Anything. : This finding is noticed on a complete blood count. It can be seen in so many conditions and can even be seen in people with no medical problem whatsoever. Neutrophils are typically elevated in bacterial infections (pneumonia, etc). But mild elevations are non-specific, . ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a nursing diagnosis for leukocytosis?

Is it possible to get a nursing diagnosis for leukocytosis?

I'm not sure: Leukocytosis means an elevated white blood cell count. This diagnosis can be made by looking at the results of a CBC (complete blood count), which is a lab test done on your blood. So a nurse can tell you that you have leukocytosis just by looking at this result. Reasons for leukocytosis include infection, inflammation, and stress! i hope this helps. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with mild neutrophilic leukocytosis. What is this?

I was diagnosed with mild neutrophilic leukocytosis. What is this?

Elevated white cells: Leukocytosis simply means an increased white blood cell count. Neutrophils are a type of white blood cell, 'neutrophilic leukocytosis' means your white cell count is increased because the numbe of neutrophils is increased. Neutrophils fight infection; the most common reason for this is your body is trying to fight an infection. ...Read more

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What does mild leukocytosis with a slight increase in neutrophils (about 7% band neutrophils) and neutrophils have slightly increased granulation mean?

Elevated numbers: Said in another way: a white blood cell count the is slightly higher than normal levels. Within the group of white blood cells there is a slightly higher than normal proportion of neutrophils. 7% are young neutrophils. This result may (eg bacterial) or may not (eg stress response) suggest an infection since there is no clinical context. Try rephrasing the question with symptoms included in it. ...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 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