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Posted by: Jean | 2010-11-18

High lymphocyte count

Hi there - what does it mean if your lymphocyte count is raised. My husband has to have a monthly count, normally platelets only because of ITP but the doctor is also watching when he has a full blood count the lymphocytes as he says it is a little high. Is this dangerous?
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Hi Jean
High lymphocytes can be an indication of infection. Because ITP is often treated with cortisone which can suppress your immunity, doctors need to identify possible infections early, as you can get sicker than a normal person from e.g. pneumonia
dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010-11-18

Hi Jean
High lymphocytes can be an indication of infection. Because ITP is often treated with cortisone which can suppress your immunity, doctors need to identify possible infections early, as you can get sicker than a normal person from e.g. pneumonia
dr Bets

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