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What Cells In High Blood Count Are Most Associated With Infection
Varies: With acute bacterial infections the polymorphonuclear leukocyte is the most common response (neutrophils). In viral infections the response is often lymphocytic. In some parasitic infections one may see eosinophils. This is one reason why differential white blood cell counts may be so important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Why is having high white blood count not healthy? Don't white blood cells fight bacteria and infections and the such?
What does an elevated both white and red blood count mean? Do red cell counts rise during infections?
Leucocytosis: Elevated white cell count can represent many maladies in many people both male and female and also be normal in certain circumstances-like in labor!it can also be normal for certain people.Yes it does go up in infections -that being the most common condition for leucocytosis.It can also be a red flag for leukemia or other body area cancers.No-red cells do not commonly go up in infections ! ...Read more
You make more: White blood cells (WBCs) are the soldiers in your bloodstream who fight infections for you. Suppose you have a bacterial infection. One thing your WBCs do is start killing bacteria. At the same time, they also send signals for your bone marrow to make more WBCs. It is this "calling for more troops" that causes you to make more WBCs which makes your WBC count go up. ...Read more
Been having bad headaches and white blood count is high but no infection that I'm aware of so what are some of the possible causes? Dr doing more test
High WBC: How is your hemoglobin and your platelets? If you have no infection and your hematocrit is high, possible cause is polycythemia. If lymphocyte is high, should look for CLL. If platelet is high and there are many immature WBC, should look for for CML. Anyhow your doctor seem to be working you up for a proper diagnosis . You might need to see a hematologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I recently had a full blood count to check for an infection and my platelets level have consistently come back critically high,what should I do?
Critically high?: Ask your physician to double-check you for mild iron deficiency, which often raises the platelets high before it causes anemia. If this is not the cause, and you seem otherwise healthy, the question will be whether to check for your essential thrombocythemia's genetic change or simply watch you. High platelets alone seldom present much danger. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How to explain to a patient with leukemia with high white blood count how important it is to avoid bacterial infections?
See below...: Leukemia affects the immune system, therefore leukemic patients are more susceptible to infections than normal people. Additionally, the chemotherapy that is used to treat leukemia also decreases the patient's immunity. In conclusion, patients with leukemia should avoid all possible sources of infection including sick people, crowded places, raw foods, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Which antibiotic should be given to a patient with low white blood count and who has high ALT for complicated skin infection? Is Klaricid fine?
In most cases, is a high white blood count always a sign of infection/inflammation if normal, then all ok? Cbc was normal. Hs CRP is 2.6. Concerning?
WBC: A high white blood cell count can occur with numerous conditions that are not infectious or inflammatory. The CRP value you have is of no real concern taken out of the context of your total clinical condition. ...Read more
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