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Do viral infections show up on a full blood count, i got told they never?

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Dr. Michael Ein
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: See below

Depending on the infecting virus patients with viral infections sometimes have a decreased white cell count and platelet count.
Sometimes there are an excess of lymphocytes on the WBC differential and sometimes the lymphocytes are atypical. Often the complete blood count is normal.

In brief: See below

Depending on the infecting virus patients with viral infections sometimes have a decreased white cell count and platelet count.
Sometimes there are an excess of lymphocytes on the WBC differential and sometimes the lymphocytes are atypical. Often the complete blood count is normal.
Dr. Michael Ein
Dr. Michael Ein
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Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease

In brief: Depends

A wide array of viruses exist.
Some can cause abnormal blood work. It is really depending on which virus you are concerned about.

In brief: Depends

A wide array of viruses exist.
Some can cause abnormal blood work. It is really depending on which virus you are concerned about.
Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
Dr. Dahlia Philips-Rodriguez
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