|high WBC - is it normal?
Apr 12, 2009
Hi, dr. Holodniy!
I have 300 CD4, VL 44K. My WBC were always in the 5-7 range. But two weeks ago they became 8.5, and some days ago I checked they were 9.9. Could this mean I have some kind of infection? I generally don't feel well these days. What could it be?
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
lIke variability in CD4 counts, there can be variability in total white blood cell counts. The normal WBC range is usually 5-10. So it would not be unusual to see numbers vary within that range. Yes, if the WBC count is elevated outside the normal range, it could indicate another infection is present. But an elevated WBC is very nonspecific and there are many other reasons other than infection as to why it could be elevated.
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