Normal Value Of Leukocytes In Infants Aged 2 Months?
Hy, I am lina in Papua, I want to ask, I have a baby aged 2 months, check the lab, the results of leukocytes are 28000, is that normal, the cause of the leukocytes is that much Y, n, I have to do it, because he is breastmilk, what does my breast milk stop?
Good evening, thanks for the question
The reference values for each laboratory's results are usually different, so you should check the laboratory reference values where your child is examined. At the age of 2 months the normal value of leukocytes usually ranges from 6,000-17,500 / uL. If the examination results are above that limit then it is classified as increased or called leukocytosis.
Specific leukocytosis in bacterial infection conditions. Bacterial infections can attack any organ. You should consult the results of the examination with a pediatrician. The doctor will conduct an examination to look for the source of infection that occurs at this time. Other investigations can also be done to help the diagnosis.
Treatment for bacterial infections is by administering antibiotics within a certain period. The type of antibiotic used is also adjusted to the source of the infection. The doctor will make adjustments to the dose based on the severity of the infection as well as the child's current weight.
Breast milk should still be given because if the child is given formula milk it will open the door to other sources of infection, especially in the child's digestive tract.
That's all, hope you can help
Wassalam, Dr. Farah