A high neutrophil count in the blood may indicate one of several immune system difficulties, including an acute infection, acute stress, gout, eclampsia and trauma, according to MedlinePlus. Diseases associated with a higher percentage of neutrophils are rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis and myelocytic leukemia.Continue Reading
Neutrophilic leukocytosis is a condition during which a person has an abnormally high amount of neutrophils in the blood. This disorder may be caused by an injury; inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis; and some drugs, including corticosteroids, notes The Merck Manual. Infections by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi also cause increased neutrophils.
Gout refers to a type of arthritis caused by an increase of uric acid in the bloodstream, notes MedlinePlus. Eclampsia occurs when a pregnant woman has seizures following high blood pressure and high protein levels in the urine, according to MedicineNet. Myelocytic leukemia happens when bone marrow produces abnormal blood cells that build up and to prevent healthy cells from developing, according to the National Cancer Institute.
In general, increased white blood cells occur during an immune response of any kind. An abnormal increase in neutrophils may cause a decrease in other types of white blood cells. The normal amount of neutrophils found in a person's blood is between 40 and 60 percent of the overall white blood cell count. Neutrophil levels are found with a blood differential test, notes MedlinePlus.Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels
An elevated RBC level is diagnosed with a test called the RBC count, explains MedlinePlus. The test determines how many red blood cells are present in a sample of blood.Full Answer >
The causes of a low lymphocyte count include leukemia, steroid use, HIV infection and sepsis, according to MedlinePlus. Chemotherapy and radiation exposure also affect lymphocyte levels. A lymphocyte is a type of white blood cell.Full Answer >
A high neutrophil blood count can mean the patient has an infection or is suffering from great stress, according to MedlinePlus. Other interpretations of a high neutrophil count are gout, myelocytic leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatic fever and eclampsia. A high neutrophil count can also mean thyroiditis or some manner of trauma.Full Answer >
A red blood cell count indicates how many red blood cells a person has, according to MedlinePlus. Doctors use it to diagnose conditions such as anemia, as well as other medical conditions. A normal range of red blood cells for women is 4.2 to 5.4 million cells per microliter, while a normal range for men is 4.7 to 6.1 million cells per microliter.Full Answer >