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H.Pylori infection, Lymphocytosis. On precpac. Blood tests shows elevated WBC, abnormal CBC. Causes for blood disorder?

I was diagnosed with H pylori and have the precpac, but wbc are elevated and the ER Dr., called me back after a visit in the ER and said I showed sign of Lymphocytosis need to follow up with my PCP. I did but he is not doing anything because he insists that the elevation is related to my pylori and my GI Dr says it s not. I am very concerned my wbc is at 14.3 and rising. Should I seek another opinion or just see a blood dr. My cbc s (4) all came back abnormal. My mom just went yesterday to a specialist because she has a high WBC also. Please help getting worse and no one seems to know why.
Asked On : Tue, 10 Jul 2012
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hello and welcome to HCM,
White blood cell counts (WBC counts) are raised in infections and leukemia.
leukemias are characterized by very high WBC levels (over 50,000/ cubic mm).
However, the WBC count can be lower in case of leukemias. They are called sub-leukemic leukemias.
In infections, the WBC count is also increased.
An increase in lymphocytes (as in your case) can raise the WBC count.
Lymphocytes are increased in chronic infections.
H. pylori infection can lead to lymphocytosis since it is a chronic infection.
Treatment of H. pylori infection will clear away the lymphocytosis and raised WBC count.
Get the differential white blood cell count (DLC) in your mothers case.
The DLC helps to determine the cause of infection.

Thanks and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Mon, 9 Sep 2013
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