Leukemoid reaction

What is Leukemoid reaction?

The term leukemoid reaction describes an increased white blood cell count, or leukocytosis, which is a physiological response to stress or infection (as opposed to a primary blood malignancy, such as leukemia).

It may be lymphoid or myeloid.

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I have Chronic ITP take Nplate when needed had two 2.5 mg injections one 0n 3/ 13 and one on 3/20 my WBC on my last CBC was 15.4 I have no...

doctor1 MD

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Yes, a possible cause but rare, monitor!

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about this...

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Patient was detected to have total leucocytes count 61000/cumm before having laproscopic cholecystectomy. After operation TLC moved to 77000/cumm....

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Thanks for asking.
Based on your query, my opinion is as follows.
1. It appears to be a possible myeloid leukemia.
2. Bone marrow blasts count...

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I have had an elevated wbc count 11-15 for at least 5 years. My platelets typically run 350-415. My doctor recently ordered a CBC smear and the...

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Hello and welcome to HCM,
An elevated white blood cell counts occurs in case of infection.
And amongst white blood cells, the neutrophils are...

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