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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. Scott Keith
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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 symptoms are often associated with a high white blood cell count?

What symptoms are often associated with a high white blood cell count?

Depends on reason: High white blood cell (WBC) count is the body's response to physical stress or infection. Symptoms (eg fever) generally are from the underlying cause of high WBC rather than from the high WBC itself. Reasons for elevated WBC can include infection, blood/bone marrow disorder, cancer, and treatment with steroids like prednisone. Sometimes, a WBC may be somewhat high with no clear reason or symptom. ...Read more

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What is the most commonly seen cause for low wbc2.5, neutrophils23.7, and platelets119. Along with high lymphocytes59.2?

What is the most commonly seen cause for low wbc2.5, neutrophils23.7, and platelets119. Along with high lymphocytes59.2?

Abnormal blood work: You have some abnormal blood results and you should see a hematologist (h) to better answer your question. You do not give a hemoglobin level and if that were to be low, pancytopenia would be present. See a h for further tests and more information. There may some form of leukemia that needs to be ruled out or diagnosed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count in children?

Often a virus!: While blood cell count can be low with viral infections. Important to make sure that the red blood cell count and hemoglobin are normal and that the while blood cells are normal in appearance. If wbc, rbc and platelets are low, intervention by hematologist is necessary and may require bone marrow. Low WBC should be followed and return to normal when over the viral infection! ...Read more

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What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

What is the cause of high white blood cell count in normal person?

How high?: Normal WBC count is 4-11 thousand and within this range all counts are normal. Bacterial infections are a common cause of high WBC count. Leukemias also have high counts. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low white blood cell count in aids victims?

Virus infection.: The aids virus specifically infects and kills t-lymphocytes, a particular kind of white blood cell that is needed for a healthy immune system. It is the hallmark of aids and is the reason patients with aids are so prone to infections. ...Read more

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If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?

If in chemo, with low white cell counts & bacterial infections, is having no fever a symptom of low white cell counts or infections are under control?

See below: Neutropenic patients with infection frequently have fever which indicates the need for immediate treatment. Successful antibiotic treatment will often cause the fever to resolve. Sometimes the fever does not resolve until bone marrow recovery has occurred. ...Read more

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Can blood and high white cell count in urine be sign of std?

Can blood and high white cell count in urine be sign of std?

UTI?: Not necessarily, but most likely a sign of urinary tract infection. Need urine culture/sensitivity. ...Read more

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Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Can nonoxynol-9 result in vaginal inflammation and higher white blood cell count in vaginal discharge? Or is WBC count only related to infection?

Nonoxynol 9 : Yes, nonoxynol 9 and the condom itself can lead to inflammation of the vahina and elevated white cells. This is known as leukorrhea. It is not necessarily an infection like yeast. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a high platelet and high white blood cell count in a blood test?

Quite a few: Things. The most common thing would be an acute infection, usually bacterial. Also could be seen in a heavy smoker, other stressful illness and myeloproliferative diseases. How high? ...Read more

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What causes a high white blood count with platelets in the mid-normal range?

What causes a high white blood count with platelets in the mid-normal range?

Many conditions: Many conditions cause an elevated WBC count. They include bacterial infections, corticosteroid or lithium administration, many inflammatory conditions, hemolysis, granulocyte stimulating factor administration, leukemias etc. ...Read more

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Could high white blood cell count and ovarian cysts have anything in common?

Could high white blood cell count and ovarian cysts have anything in common?

Probably not: White blood cells are an indication of infection. Ovarian cysts are not usually caused by infection. An ovarian torsion when the ovary twists on itself causing extreme unrelenting pain can cause an elevated white count. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of low white blood cell count in someone who is not sick and has no symptoms?

What can be the cause of low white blood cell count in someone who is not sick and has no symptoms?

Happens.....: God made us a fine tuned machine....But levels go up and down if immunity is ok....No symptoms....Should not worry too much...Also god approach to check on autoimmune diseases.... ...Read more

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What are signs of low blood sugar in most people?

What are signs of low blood sugar in most people?

Hypoglycemia symptom: Symptoms may include: feeling shaky, hot, hungry, irritable, dizzy, light headed, nausea, headache, loss of consciousness, seizure. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for people with low white blood cell counts?

Depends on cause: It is the cause of low blood count that needs to be treated. It may be as simple as giving some vitamins or as radical as bone marrow transplant. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of low red blood cell count?

What are some possible causes of low red blood cell count?

Anemia: Anemia is term used for low red blood cells or low hemoglobin. Acute anemia can be due to blood loss due to any cause. Chronic anemia due to slow blood loss, like menstrual loss, peptic ulcer disease, iron, b12, folate (folic acid) deficiencies, hypothyroidism, chemotherapy, drugs etc. ...Read more

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In chemotherapy . White blood count low and fever .. Can this def be an infection?

In chemotherapy . White blood count low and fever .. Can this def be an infection?

FEVER WITH CHEMO: FEVER WITH CHEMO. It can be a side effect of the chemo or a secondary infection. You need an exam/LABS/UAC&S and a CXR. Seek prompt follow up with your doctor. If symptoms worsen or fever >101, seek ER EVALUATION. ...Read more

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