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

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Dr. RADHA SYED
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In brief: 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 !

In brief: 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 !
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