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Has high lymphocytes, outbreak like ringworm and recurring UTI. Suggestion?

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Hello we live in Costa Rica and my daughter lymphocytes count came up really high the norm is 20-40 she had 70 and monocytes were 0 norm 1-4 also her basophils were 0 norm 0-4. She does seem to have an outbreak of what looks to be ringworm for about a month and nothing has work to kill it. Also a urinary tract infection that keeps reoccurring.Please help!
Posted Sat, 6 Jul 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 1 hour later

Welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for the query.

Lymphocytosis(High lymphocyte count) indicates

1. Infection(Bacterial or viral and others)
2. Chronic inflammation.

The cause of lymphocytosis in your daughter is the recurrent worm infestation and recurrent UTI's in children.

Itching around the anus due to worm infestation help in transmission of bacteria from the anal region to the urinary tract.

So both worm infestation and UTI be treated at once to prevent the recurrence of UTI's.

Once the infection and worm infestation is treated the lymphocyte count will return to normal.

Hope the answer helps you.
Pleased to answer other queries.
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Follow-up: Has high lymphocytes, outbreak like ringworm and recurring UTI. Suggestion? 9 hours later
Thank you! It is not worm but ringworm on her face, ears and hands. What concerns me is that it's been a month with treatment and no signs of getting better... could it be that her immune system is weak??? Also how about her monocytes and basophils being low?
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 20 minutes later

Ringworm are caused by Superficial dermatophyte fungal infection called as Tinea infection.

It is true it takes quite long to treat Tinea infection.
My advice will be to continue the treatment for about six months.
Tinea infection is not a definitive sign of immunosuppression and it is commonly seen in all age groups.

Monocytes and Basophils are under normal range.
Don't need to worry.

Monocytes increases with infection.
Basophils increases with allergy.
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