Causes Of High Leukocytes In Children?
Afternoon. My child is often sick lately. Hot vomit. Diarrhea. From the results of the Muhammadiyah hospital lab he said his leukocytes were more than 15,200. infection he said. But it does not explain what the infection really is. Please take direction
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The number of leukocytes or the number of white blood cells can basically be used as a tool to determine whether someone has an infection or not, where in general if the number of leukocytes increases can indicate an infection in the body. But it should also be noted that an increase in the number of leukocytes is not only caused by an infection, but can also be caused by other conditions such as inflammation, physical injury, postoperative reactions, blood cancer and others.
In the case of your child, a high number of leukocytes may represent an infection in your child's body as the doctor has said, but to find out specifically where the infection is, you should ask the doctor who is treating your child further, because To determine where the infection is located, a direct examination or even additional examination is needed. In addition, the doctor who treats your child also knows more about your child's condition so that he can better pinpoint the location of the infection with more certainty.
For now, always follow the doctor's advice for your child, because the medicines given must be based on various considerations to help reduce the symptoms experienced by your child. You can also read more about high leukocytes at the following link.
I hope this helps.