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Feb18-13, 10:30 AM
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)
A high white blood cell count is only an idication of a problem. If they do not know the cause, this could be the reason for hospitalization to do extensive testing.