My grandmother (age 76) was admitted to a hospital two weeks ago. One part of her diagnosis report caught my attention - her WBC count was 25000/μL of blood, which is more than thrice the optimal value. While the double value would be acceptable considering she is old and such, but I clearly do not trust those doctors there, siphoning money out of her.
What I want to know are the consequences of such leukocytosis in her age.
For the record, she has quite the problems on her part:
- She has a Hernia in stomach
- She has a fracture in pelvic bone (Probably greenstick)
- She has Diabetes, High BP
- She somewhat suffered some sort of temporary "flashback amnesia" (Probably due to increased sugar level after she was hospitalized)