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Could I catch leukocytosis by touching someone's skin?
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Dr. Layne Kamalu
Family Medicine
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In brief: No
Leukocytosis is not a disease.
It is a medical term that refers to an elevation of white blood cells. White blood cells are produced in increased numbers when infection or inflammation is present.

In brief: No
Leukocytosis is not a disease.
It is a medical term that refers to an elevation of white blood cells. White blood cells are produced in increased numbers when infection or inflammation is present.
Dr. Layne Kamalu
Dr. Layne Kamalu
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
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