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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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I have COPD for the last 10 years and was looking over some paper work from the hospital, and my question is what is leukocytosis and the meaning.

White blood cells: Leukocytosis is an elevated white blood cell count. This is common during an illness but given that you have copd, the steroids you take can also cause the WBC count to elevate. This is not dangerous as long as your doctor is aware. ...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 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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What is reactive leukocytosis? Among many other illnesses, I have severe copd(was on hospice for 3mo.) CHF & CKD stage 3 if this helps in any way.

What is reactive leukocytosis? Among many other illnesses, I have severe copd(was on hospice for 3mo.) CHF &  CKD stage 3 if this helps in any way.

Normal immune response: Reactive leukocytosis means you have more white blood cells then normal, and it's due to a reaction to an illness. It's not due to leukemia. Since you have COPD, you are probably taking prednisone. This is one of the main causes of reactive leukocytosis. Other causes include stress, infection, and inflammation. ...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 can possibly cause mild leukocytosis with neutrophilia, lymphopenia and eusinopenia?

What can possibly cause mild leukocytosis with neutrophilia, lymphopenia and eusinopenia?

Infection.: Leukocytosis=increased white blood cells, and neutrophilia=mostly neutrophils which fight bacterial infection. They are also increased with inflammation, and even smoking. Other types of white blood cells make up a smaller % of the total when neutrophils are increased. So you could have a mild infection, inflammation, or you're a smoker. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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A 2 month old with a WBC of 27 is diagnosised with unspecified leukocytosis, what is this?

A 2 month old with a WBC of 27 is diagnosised with unspecified leukocytosis, what is this?

High white count: Leukocytosis is an elevation in white blood cells (wbc), and since they have not found a reason for it, it is "unspecified." at 2mo, that is concerning, but occ. Happens. In an adult, they would wait & see a lot more than can w/a 'little person.'. ...Read more

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Is leukocytosis typically very dangerous?

Is leukocytosis typically very dangerous?

It depends: It depends on the underlying cause of leukocytosis. There are patients with mild reactive leukocytosis (mild infections, drug-induced, etc.) that are not in any danger. There cases of leukocytosis due to either acute or chronic leukemias or other myeloproliferative disorders (meaning excessive bone marrow growth) that can be fatal if not diagnosed and teated in a timely manner. ...Read more

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How long can someone survive with leukocytosis?

It depends on type: Leukocytosis (increased number of white blood cells) can be caused by infection, inflammation, allergic reaction, malignancy, hereditary disorders, or other causes. The subtype of white blood cells affected is alsoan important consideration. Survival depends on the reason for the leukocytosis and the treatment regimen followed. ...Read more

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What are theresults of having long term leukocytosis?

What are theresults of having long term leukocytosis?

Elev WBC: The answer depends on the etiology of the prolonged elevation in white blood cells (WBC) = leukocytosis. Elevated lymphocytes may be cll. Rai stage 0 cll is observed, but may need treatment. Elevated eosinophils may be from allergies. Elevated neutrophils or monocytes may be from many causes including inflammation (chronic infection, rheumatoid arthritis, ibd, etc). ...Read more

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What should I expect after being diagnosed with leukocytosis?

What should I expect after being diagnosed with leukocytosis?

Some inflammation!: Leukocytosis means increased number of white blood cells in your body. Leukocytes are recruited by our immune system when we encounter a foreign agent such as bacteria or virus; in most cases, it indicates an infection. There are other rare reasons for leukocytosis, causing lymphocytic leukocytosis, eosinophilic leukocytosis, monocytic leukocytosis, and basophilic leukocytosis with various outcom. ...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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I was diagnosed with Leukocytosis unspecified and don't know what to ask my dr. Do other test need to be done?

I was diagnosed with Leukocytosis unspecified and don't know what to ask my dr. Do other test need to be done?

Inflammation?: Leukocytosis means increased white blood cell count which is a reactive response often to infection but can be seen in a variety of inflammatory conditions as well as in some cases of cancer. It is therefore necessary to to do additional testing for a more specific diagnosis ...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