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What does your CBC look like when you are in sepsis or septic shock?
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Dr. Carlo Hatem
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: Varies
White cell count could be low, high or normal.
Hemoglobin is likely to be low or dropping. Immature and damaged cells are noted. There is something called a left shift, a change in the relative proportions of different white cells. Bandemia may be noted. Platelets high, normal, or low.

In brief: Varies
White cell count could be low, high or normal.
Hemoglobin is likely to be low or dropping. Immature and damaged cells are noted. There is something called a left shift, a change in the relative proportions of different white cells. Bandemia may be noted. Platelets high, normal, or low.
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
In brief: It can be anything..
Usually the WBC goes up with significant infection but it can be normal or even quite low.
In those circumstances, the percentage of immature WBC "band" forms is way high.

In brief: It can be anything..
Usually the WBC goes up with significant infection but it can be normal or even quite low.
In those circumstances, the percentage of immature WBC "band" forms is way high.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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