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High WBC, melanocytes and blast cells. Was on antibiotics. What does this mean?

I'm 38 years old and I have had high white cell count for the last 3 months. I have had 3 lots of different antibiotics. And they haven't worked. I just recently had another blood tests and it still shows that my white cell count is 13.7. And also shows that myelocytes is 0.82. Blast cells is 0.14. Could you tell me what that means. Thank you.
Asked On : Sun, 13 Oct 2013
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Hi there,
Thank you for your question.
Blast cells and myelocytes are immature cells of the white blood cell series. So when one's white cell count is high like yours is, it means that either this is an infection or something else that is causing your white blood cells to be high.
Since your bone marrow is producing a lot of cells it also sometimes causes immature white blood cells to also come into the blood like in your case.
This is not something to worry about a great deal.
Kindest Regards
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