Are high WCC and CRP signs of hypothermia?
Less than 36C(oral/ear) is indicative of hypothermia in the elderly!
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
Oral and auricular temperatures of less than 36C are suggestive of hypothermia in the elderly. Hypothermia in the elderly in the presence of elevated WBC is suggestive of a more severe infection in which the body defenses are overpowered and is unable to mount a resistance by increasing the number of WBC to fight this infection.
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what’s the weather condition like?
Hi and thanks for this followup question.
I have reviewed these temperatures fully. This is normal and most likely explained by variation of temperatures during the day as body temperatures are closely influenced by the environmental temperatures. Unless this low temperature stays low or does’t respond to heating measures for us to be worried about. Paracetamol would reduce fever but would not cause any abnormal temperature. Propranolol has no effect on temperature.
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Certainly, these are no major concerns for now!
You are correct and CRP simply says something is wrong and not what the issue is. I will say these temperatures are clearly not harmful as harmful temperatures will most likely not change so often.
BE calm and alert if any other symptoms come up but the WBC and CRP alone should not get you running around.
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