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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?

Rarely a cancer sign: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia (cancer of the blood cells). A doctor can further evaluate. ...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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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 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

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Does chemical toxicity cause leukocytosis?

Does chemical toxicity cause leukocytosis?

No, usually not: Leukocytosis is an abnormally high number of white blood cells in the blood, as measured on a blood test. Both viral and bacterial infections can sometimes cause high numbers of white blood cells (wbc's) or low numbers of wbc's (leukopenia). Unusual leukocytosis, not caused by an infection, can be due to a bone marrow problem such as an early stage of leukemia. A doctor can further evaluate. ...Read more

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Why is there leukocytosis status post a splenectomy?

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Why is there leukocytosis status post a splenectomy?

Not perfectly clear,: The reasons for WBC elevation after splenectomy are not completely elucidated, but is known a higher count of >16000/mm3 is present in those developing infection. So, high wbc signaled the body in a big fight against infection. More? Ask your doctor who knows more about his/her patients than anyone online. ...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 other work up if u have asymptomatic chronic leukocytosis?

What other work up if u have asymptomatic  chronic leukocytosis?

See below: Leukocytosis means elevated white blood cell count. A differential will determine just what type of white blood cell is elevated. That result gives alot of information. Any further evaluation and testing will depend upon the differential. ...Read more

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What do penia and cytosis mean in terms of leukopenia and leukocytosis?

Opposites: Leukopenia means low white blood cell count. Leukocytosis means high white blood cell count. These are noted on a complete blood count. ...Read more

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What about leukocytosis and positive ANA test?

What about leukocytosis and positive ANA test?

Autoimmunity?: Positive ANA indicates that there are presence antibodies against components of nucleus of your own cells. Our body is not supposed to make antibodies against our cells. Something happens, which leads antibodies being produced against cells of different organs such as thyroid glands and pancreas. Leukocytosis is the state of increased white cell count indicating some inflammation. ...Read more

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Can the use of methamphetamine cause leukocytosis?

Can the use of methamphetamine  cause leukocytosis?

Yes: Any stimulant, and even the hormones we produce ourselves under stress (adrenaline, noradrenaline, dopamine) can cause the release of white blood cells from the walls of our blood vessels. This occurs with cocaine, amphetamine, methamphetamine, and can even happen when prescription stimulants are used. It is a sign that the drug is having adverse effects on your body. Stop - get help if needed. ...Read more

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What is mild leukocytosis in blood test is it danger?

What is mild leukocytosis in blood test is it danger?

Ask the doctor who o: The doctor who ordered the test should guide you. You need to know your exact blood counts and let us know. There is a normal reference range of leucocyte count(4, 000 to 10, 000). This will answer your question. You may need to recheck the blood counts, it if it was more than 11, 000 and you had no recent infection to explain it. ...Read more

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Can leukocytosis and idiopathic thrombocythemia be the same?

Can leukocytosis  and  idiopathic thrombocythemia be the same?

Nope: "leukocytosis" is a fancy way of saying higher than normal amount of white blood cells. Many causes. "thrombocytopenia" [?] is a fancy medical way of saying low platelets. These are different parts of the blood. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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