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Infant with high WBC and Lymphocytes. Cause for the results?

hello my daughter just had blood taken away a week ago and i just got the results..need answers please if u can..shes 9months old and her white blood cell count was high its a 15.6 and its soppoused to be a 5.9-13.5 and also her lymphs absolute was high a 12.1 and its soppouse to be a 2.9-8.7..there taking more blood next week but im so confused and worried
Asked On : Tue, 1 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response

Relax. Why were blood counts done? Did she have any fever?

Usual cause of increased white cell count is infection.
Infection anywhere in the body like respiratory infection/ ear infection/ gut infection/ urinary infection etc can cause elevated white cells.

Relative Lymphocytosis is normal in infants.

Please feel free to get back with her symptoms and the reason for doing her counts.
Best wishes.
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Synthyia Bhagat's  Response
Thanks for query.
wBC count is done to see any underlying infection or to see bone marrow disorder.
normal count of white blood cells is higher in infants and there is lymphocytic predominance upto 8 yr of age.This is only one reading,as you said another test will be done next week.lets see those reports as well.
your daughter will be fine.
take care
Answered: Wed, 2 Jan 2013
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