Persistent Fever Accompanied By An Increase In Leukocytes?
Greetings, r nWant to ask, My friend has had 3 days of continuous fever and has had 3 blood tests for 3 consecutive days r n1. Negative Result r n2. Check for DDR and Leukocytes, negative DDR and Leukocytes 12,200 r n3. Examination of DDR and Leukocytes DDR negative and Leukocytes increased higher 22,200 r nDrugs Given On the second day of examination of Ibuprofen 400 mg, Ciprofloxacin 500 mg, Interlac and Neurofenac. replace with Sanmol and Cefixime. r nBut after the fourth day And today the afternoon is a little better but after night the fever returns again. r nAnd my friend’s info is 29 years old (male) r n Is there a solution for this disease. suffered by my friend. thanks. Regards
Hello, good morning Denils.
Normal leukocyte values in adults range from 3,500 - 10,500. Leukocytes are white blood cells, which are cells that have an important function to fight infection, respond to allergies, and support immunity. The increase in leukocytes can be caused by:
bacterial / viral / fungal infection. There are a lot of infections that can cause high leukocytes, including:
upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat, inflammation of the tonsils, etc.)
lower respiratory tract infections (pneumonia / pneumonia, etc.)
gastrointestinal infections, eg diarrhea, appendicitis
urinary tract infection
infection of the skin tissue (cellulitis)
immune system disorders
bone marrow disease
Most likely your friend has an infection, this is indicated by the appearance of fever symptoms that your friend is experiencing. However, to find out where the source of the infection is, further investigation must be carried out directly. Therefore, we highly recommend that your friend immediately consult an internal medicine doctor for further examination and treatment. In addition, seeing that your friend's leukocyte count is very high, then you should immediately do an examination. Your doctor may recommend additional examinations such as repeated / serial blood lab tests, urine lab, etc. In some cases of patients with very high leukocytes, doctors usually recommend hospitalization. This aims to make it easier to evaluate the improvement / worsening of patient symptoms, either through observation by medical personnel, routine laboratory examinations (for example, every 24 hours of blood tests), reasons for treatment (for example requiring administration of antibiotics by injection / infusion), etc. In addition, in patients with high leukocyte values there is a concern that complications in the form of sepsis, namely an inflammatory response from various people, characterized by high fever, fast heart rate, chills, and shortness of breath, so that the option of hospitalization can be considered.
That's all, hopefully it can be understood and hopefully it helps ...