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Can a bone infection increase white blood cell count?

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In brief: Infection

Absolutely, white cell counts will elevate in bone infections otherwise known as osteomyelitis these are not to be fooled with and should be treated immediately and definitively.

In brief: Infection

Absolutely, white cell counts will elevate in bone infections otherwise known as osteomyelitis these are not to be fooled with and should be treated immediately and definitively.
Dr. John Callahan
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Dr. Joel McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is very common to have an elevated white count is you have osteomyelitis (bone infection).

In brief: Yes

It is very common to have an elevated white count is you have osteomyelitis (bone infection).
Dr. Joel McClurg
Dr. Joel McClurg
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Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology

In brief: Yes, a

bone infection(osteomyelitis) will usually cause an elevated white blood cell count.

In brief: Yes, a

bone infection(osteomyelitis) will usually cause an elevated white blood cell count.
Dr. Michael Gabor
Dr. Michael Gabor
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