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How can a blood report of a leukemia patient be interpreted?

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Dr. Deepak Sundriyal

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Posted on Fri, 25 May 2018 in Cancer
Question: What would the blood readings be like in a patient with Leukemia ?
RBC, WBC and Platelet.
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 46 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. It can be low or high wbc

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. So in a leukemia patient, white blood cells are usually high but can be low. Platelets csn be either normal in early stage or low in advanced stage. Red cells are on the lower side.
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Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 1 hour later
Answer is very vague and ambiguous. But thanks
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 7 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. The previous answer applies to a treatment naive patient

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Sorry if you find it vague. My earlier answer was with regards to a treatment naive patient. However, in a patient who is undergoing treatment, all counts usually progress towards normal if the treatment is going successfully.
A viral Infection can lead to low wbc and platelet but is should not have any effect on rbc in general.
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