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Does a WBC count of 12, 000 mean anything serious?

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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
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A common cause of increased WBC is represented by infectious/inflammatory conditions; however, other clinical associations are possible including more serious diseases like leukemia.
It is important to know what type of cell causes the increased wbc. Is it because of an increase in neutrophils or lymphocytes? A CBC with differential and morphology would be a reasonable next step.

In brief: See below...

A common cause of increased WBC is represented by infectious/inflammatory conditions; however, other clinical associations are possible including more serious diseases like leukemia.
It is important to know what type of cell causes the increased wbc. Is it because of an increase in neutrophils or lymphocytes? A CBC with differential and morphology would be a reasonable next step.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Usually not

But you should be seen by your doctor.

In brief: Usually not

But you should be seen by your doctor.
Dr. Jason Hemming
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