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What does a WBC count of 20, 000 mean?

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Dr. Agos Luca
Pathology
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In brief: Leukocytosis

It means leukocytosis which is an abnormally high white blood cell (WBC) count.
This finding can be associated with multiple clinical conditions including infections/inflammatory states but also leukemia. A value of 20, 000 is quite high (normal: 400 - 11, 000), therefore a consultation with your physician or a hematologist is strongly recommended.

In brief: Leukocytosis

It means leukocytosis which is an abnormally high white blood cell (WBC) count.
This finding can be associated with multiple clinical conditions including infections/inflammatory states but also leukemia. A value of 20, 000 is quite high (normal: 400 - 11, 000), therefore a consultation with your physician or a hematologist is strongly recommended.
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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Internal Medicine

In brief: Seriousness

Infection or leukemia or trauma.

In brief: Seriousness

Infection or leukemia or trauma.
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