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What cells in high blood count are most associated with infection?

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 more

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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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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


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What does an elevated both white and red blood count mean? Do red cell counts rise during infections?

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

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Can a skin infection cause an infection to get in your blood and cause your white blood count to be high?

Yes: There are different skin infections like boils, abscesses, cellulitis, and septic infections. You should see a doctor today for follow up of your blood testing. ...Read more

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How high does your white blood count go up when you have a bacterial infection?

How high does your white blood count go up when you have a bacterial infection?

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

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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

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 more

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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?

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?

Need ID specialist: There are a number of newer, more potent antibiotics available. In view of the other medical problems present, you should ask for a consultation or referral to an infectious disease specialist. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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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 more

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Dr. Thomas Ruma
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Blood Count (Definition)

Include the number of white blood cells (wbc), red blood cells (hgb or ...Read more