What does high wbc count mean ?

if the person has no signs or symptoms of infection, they're not sick, and don't have leukemia.

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  • ?
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    High white blood cell count could indicate

    • Infection

    • Inflammation

    • Trauma

    • Tissue damage (from burns)

    • Use of certain medications, such as corticosteroids, antibiotics or anti-seizure drugs

    • Allergy

    • Chronic bone marrow diseases such as a myeloproliferative disorder

    • Acute or chronic leukemia

    • Diverticular Disease

    • Intense exercise

    • Severe physical or emotional stress

    It is important to say that high white blood cell count would be considered normal in certain situations:

    • Pregnancy in the final month and labor may be associated with increased WBC levels.

    • Spleen removal could grant persistent mild to moderate increased WBC count.

    • Normal newborns and infants have higher WBC counts than adults

    • Too much smoking could also cause an increased WBC count.

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  • Lisa
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    It's an indicator of infection. They might not have signs and symptoms, but the elevated wbc does indicate an infectious process.

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