Increased Danger Of White Blood Cells?

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Good evening, I sarah sakendatu want to ask the white blood cells function in the body to destroy bacterial infections, viruses, parasites and others so automatically in the body the more infections, the more production of white blood cells that are above normal to fight the infection but why is that dangerous? while the goal is good? ask for your understanding, good night, thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Sarah,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

White blood cells (leukocytes) have important functions in warding off infections, including those caused by bacteria, viruses, or other microorganisms. Not only that, white blood cells are also useful in mediating allergic reactions.


Most infections can indeed trigger an increase in white blood cells. However, it is not uncommon for infections to weaken the immune system so that the level of white blood cells in the blood actually decreases (often viral infections). In addition to infections, other conditions such as allergies, inflammatory disorders, drug side effects, and malignancy can also increase the level of white blood cells.


Increased white blood cells (leukocytosis) due to infection is certainly a good thing. This indicates that your immune system is working well to eradicate the microorganisms that cause the infection. However, the higher the level of white blood cells in your blood, the more dangerous the condition will be. What makes the danger here is certainly not an increase in white blood cells, but the infection itself is heavier so it needs to be crushed with more white blood cells. Like an enemy, of course it would be more dangerous if you need to be given a tougher resistance right? Increase in white blood cells is also considered to be very dangerous if it occurs in very large quantities, namely up to thousands of thousands to millions of microliters of blood, because it can indicate malignancy (especially blood cancer).


Can you observe from our explanation above, an increase in white blood cells can be a variety of possible triggers, can be dangerous, or not. Of course, assessing the danger level of a disease cannot be done simply by monitoring the level of the white blood cells, but also the clinical symptoms, the results of other tests carried out, the treatment given, and many other factors. So, a comprehensive examination is needed regarding this matter.


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