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21 y.o. low WBC 3.9&high monocytes10%.Usually have higher WBC 6-9.fatigued,stomach burning,chest pain, mucus in throat,short of breath.Diagnosis?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
3 doctors agree

In brief: CBC is not the key

White cell counts fluctuate wildly day by day, even hour by hour. You should not even look at the percentages, but only the absolute white counts.
If the absolute counts are near or in the reference range, and all of them well-formed, then this isn't going to help make the call. A full, competent physical exam, exercise testing, a trial of antacid Rx and possible endoscopy are considerations.

In brief: CBC is not the key

White cell counts fluctuate wildly day by day, even hour by hour. You should not even look at the percentages, but only the absolute white counts.
If the absolute counts are near or in the reference range, and all of them well-formed, then this isn't going to help make the call. A full, competent physical exam, exercise testing, a trial of antacid Rx and possible endoscopy are considerations.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatrics - Pulmonology

In brief: Mgt

One possible cause may be related to aspiration and reflux.

In brief: Mgt

One possible cause may be related to aspiration and reflux.
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