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Why do kids develop a low white blood cell count?

Why do kids develop a low white blood cell count?

Several ways: White blood cells are created by the bone marrow, so anything that suppresses bone marrow affects white blood cells. Some viral illnesses such as mono can do it, as well as an overwhelming bacterial infection. Some children naturally have low white cell counts. Others have genetic cycles where the white count gets very low. Occasionally a bone marrow disease such as leukemia is responsible. ...Read more

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How can I help my child who has a low white blood cell count?

How can I help my child who has a low white blood cell count?

Follow up: The best answer I can give is to be sure to follow up with appointments and blood tests. There could be a number of reasons for low white blood count, some of them serious and some not, and the best thing one can do is to be sure the child has close follow-up with the pediatrician. If the cause is known to be an immune deficiency, then keeping good hygiene is very important. ...Read more

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

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 does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

What does it mean if a 6 y/o child has elevated white blood cell count and his inflammation marker is high?

Viral vs bacterial: Not too infrequently, children present with fever without clear source. We have utilized white cell count and inflammation markers, e.g., sed rate or CRP to distinguish viral vs bacterial infection. Elevated white blood cell and high inflammation marker suggest the likelihood of bacterial infection. ...Read more

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What are common causes of a fever and high white blood cell count in a 2 year old child?

What are common causes of a fever and high white blood cell count in a 2 year old child?

Many things: You are not providing adequate information with which to even make an intelligent guess. Bacterial infections are possible, but basically this child should be seen by a doctor and discuss the possibilities with the person seeing the baby. ...Read more

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White blood cell count 16.95 at week 39 preg appt. Doc casually mentioned leukemia. Any other ideas? Second child, first there was no elevated levels

White blood cell count 16.95 at week 39 preg appt. Doc casually mentioned leukemia. Any other ideas? Second child, first there was no elevated levels

Confusing data: In most circles a white blood count of 16.95 would mean 16, 950 cells per microliter with a expected range of 4500-10, 000.Pregnancy is known to cause an elevation of the WBC level. If the count were above 100, 000 I would consider that a possibility & rarely it could be at a lower level. Why the diagnosis was even brought up in that setting is confusing. I suspect the doc has some explaining to do. ...Read more

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What is cmml, a blood disease, that is all we know high whit blood cell count and high monocyte count.

What is cmml, a blood disease, that is all we know high whit blood cell count and high monocyte count.

Chronic: Chronic myelomonocytic leukemia (cmml) is a malignancy involving bone marrow stem cells. The median age of onset is 65 to 75 years old. Symptoms can include fever and night sweats, weight loss and feeling tired. Some people could bleed more easily or catch infections more easily. Sometimes the spleen or liver can become enlarged. The white blood cell count could become elevated and there is an increase in monocytes. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of low blood cell count?

What are the causes of low blood cell count?

Many things: There are different things can cause low blood cell count- from racial differences, congenital condition/ blood disorder, drug related, autoimmune disorder, deficiency in certain nutrient, viral infection, bone marrow problem etc. ...Read more

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Where can I get a complete blood cell count?

Where can I get a complete blood cell count?

Ask your doctor: Any hospital lab can perform a complete blood cell count, but your doctor needs to order it. Why do you want the test done? Unless there a good clinical reason for it, it is not a good practice to order lab tests. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to increase blood cell count?

Please tell me how to increase blood cell count?

Which one?: There are multiple cell types in blood and each has different regulatory factors. In any case you need to determine the casue of low count first. See this site for more info.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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What cause your ref blood cell count to be high?

Many causes: Dehydration can cause high red blood cell count. It may be a normal finding in people living at high altitude. People with cyanotic heart disease also have high counts. Smokers and people with chronic lung disease also may have high counts. Chronic carbon monoxide poisoning is an other cause. More seriously, a form of blood cancer can cause very high counts - namely polycythemia vera. ...Read more

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Please tell me all symptoms of low blood cell count?

Please tell me all symptoms of low blood cell count?

Not enough space: See this site for information on this topic and please make your question more specific.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/complete-blood-count/my00476. ...Read more

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What food can I eat if I have a low blood cell count?

What food can I eat if I have a low blood cell count?

Which type of blood: Cell count? How do you know you have a low blood cells count? All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, it would have helped have the actual results for the test.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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What is a red blood cell count?

What is a red blood cell count?

RBC count: Is blood test where blood is drawn to measure the number, size, shape, etc. Of red blood cells in the blood, to detect changes in count or morphology of the cells to diagnose things like anemia. ...Read more

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What is normal red blood cell count?

What is normal red blood cell count?

Hemoglobin 12-16: There is more than one way to measure red cells. The most meaningful is hemogllbin level, and should be 11.5 - 15 or so in a woman, and 13.7 - 16.7 in men. The actual range varies with each lab and instrument used to measure. An older way of measuring, hematocrit is about 3 times the hemoglobin. The actual red cell count is usually 5, 000, 000, but doesn't carry as much information as hemoglobin. ...Read more

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Why is my white blood cell count high?

How high?: Which wbcs are high - neuts? Lymphs? How long? Clinical context? Meds? ...Read more

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How high is high white blood cell count!?

How high is high white blood cell count!?

HIGH WBC >10.5k: A normal white blood count (WBC) is in the range: 4k--10.5k (4000-10, 500) in most labs around the country. So any WBC >10.5k is elevated. I see elevated wbc's all the time, so I recommend following it closely (perhaps rechecking in 1 month with 'a differential'). If you have symptoms of a blood disorder you may need further testing, now. ...Read more

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What's an alarming white blood cell count?

What's an alarming white blood cell count?

Depends entirely on: The context. A very low WBC count in the presence of fever can be immediately life threatening. On the high side over 100, 000 can be very concerning in acute leukemia, and very routine and expected in chronic leukemia. ...Read more

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What causes a high white blood cell count?

Stresses: Can be from infection, steroids, some other drugs, or more rarely blood cancer. Need more information and situation/history to narrow. ...Read more

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What? Causes a high white blood cell count?

High WBC: You could have inflammation rather than infection. A sed rate and CRP are helpful tests to rule this out. You may need to see a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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White blood cell count is 15. Is this okay?

White blood cell count is 15. Is this okay?

No: That is above the normal range. See your doctor to evaluate it. Possibly related to underlying infection. Some medications like steroids can raise your white count. Other issues related to the bone marrow can affect it. ...Read more

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Reasons for elevated red blood cell count ?

Below: Your body may increase red blood cell production to compensate for any condition that results in low oxygen levels, including:
Congenital heart disease in adults
Heart failure
•A condition present at birth that reduces the oxygen-carrying capacity of red blood cells (hemoglobinopathy)
•High altitudes
•COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and other lung diseases
•Pulmonary fibrosis
Sleep apnea
Nicotine dependence (smoking)

Performance-enhancing drugs

Certain drugs stimulate the production of red blood cells, including:
Anabolic steroids
•Blood doping (transfusion)
•Injections of a protein (erythropoietin) that enhances red blood cell production

Increased red blood cell concentration
Dehydration (If the liquid component of the blood (plasma) is decreased, as in dehydration, the red blood cell count increases. This is due to the red blood cells becoming more concentrated. The actual number of red blood cells stays the same.)

Kidney disease

Rarely, in some kidney cancers and sometimes after kidney transplants, the kidneys might produce too much erythropoietin. This enhances red blood cell production.

Bone marrow overproduction
Polycythemia vera
•Other myeloproliferative disorders ...Read more

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Why would my red blood cell count be high and low?

Anemia or polycythem: Many conditions that cause anemia can cause your red cells to go low including blood loss, blood destruction and overproduction. Excess red cells can result from chronic hypnotic states and various forms of polycythemias. ...Read more

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What would causes my red blood cell count to fall?

What would causes my red blood cell count to fall?

Anemia: Causes of anemia can be classified as ;
1. Impaired rbc production, such as iron or Folic Acid deficiency or aplastic anemia.
2. Increase rbc destruction, such as sickle cell anemia.
3. Blood loss, such as trauma or surgery or bleeding.
4. Fluid overload, such as pregnancy, excess sodium or fluids. ...Read more

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White blood cell count ranging from 23, 000-27, 000?

White blood cell count ranging from 23, 000-27, 000?

Clinical context?: Without symptoms or recent medical interventions hard to comment. It can be anywhere from an infection to a blood disorder. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high white blood cell count?

See details: High white counts are be secondary to infection, certain drugs, diseases of the bone marrow, diseases of the immune system and even cigarette smoking. ...Read more