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White blood cells (wbc) are defense cells of the body that help fight foreign particles in the body. They generally increase in case of an infection like pneumonia
which your husband has. Levaquin
) is a new generation drug of a potent class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolone and it is effective against a wide range of pathogens including those causing community acquired pneumonia. The general trend is that wbc should decrease progressively if treatment is effective but then wbc is not the only thing that is needed to follow him up. His clinical features such as temperature, chest pain
, cough, his wellbeing etc are important because wbc may fluatuate even when the treatment is effective. If he is improving that is to say, no more fever
nor chest pain nor cough and being increasingly physically fit, there is no need to worry; all he needs is to continue his drugs. On the contrary, if he is not , then you should consider seeing an infectiologist