A high neutrophil count in the blood may indicate one of several immune system difficulties, including an acute infection, acute stress, gout, eclampsia and trauma, according to MedlinePlus. Diseases associated with a higher percentage of neutrophils are rheumatoid arthritis, thyroiditis and myelocytic leukemia.Know More
Neutrophilic leukocytosis is a condition during which a person has an abnormally high amount of neutrophils in the blood. This disorder may be caused by an injury; inflammatory diseases, such as arthritis; and some drugs, including corticosteroids, notes The Merck Manual. Infections by viruses, bacteria, parasites and fungi also cause increased neutrophils.
Gout refers to a type of arthritis caused by an increase of uric acid in the bloodstream, notes MedlinePlus. Eclampsia occurs when a pregnant woman has seizures following high blood pressure and high protein levels in the urine, according to MedicineNet. Myelocytic leukemia happens when bone marrow produces abnormal blood cells that build up and to prevent healthy cells from developing, according to the National Cancer Institute.
In general, increased white blood cells occur during an immune response of any kind. An abnormal increase in neutrophils may cause a decrease in other types of white blood cells. The normal amount of neutrophils found in a person's blood is between 40 and 60 percent of the overall white blood cell count. Neutrophil levels are found with a blood differential test, notes MedlinePlus.Learn more about Medical Ranges & Levels
A normal red blood cell count in a urine test is 4 red blood cells or less per high power field, according to MedlinePlus. This is expressed as 4 RBC/HPF. It is normal for results to vary slightly from lab to lab.Full Answer >
A normal white blood cell count for both men and women is 4,500 to 10,000 cells per microliter, according to MedlinePlus. Anything over this range is considered high, including a count of 11,000. A high white blood cell count is referred to as leukocytosis and does not always signal illness.Full Answer >
A low white blood cell count is an indicator of serious infections, bone marrow deficiency, autoimmune disorders and certain types of cancer, according to MedlinePlus. Several types of medications, such as anti-seizure drugs and chemotherapy drugs, also cause decreased WBC counts.Full Answer >
Causes of a high platelet count include cancer, recent spleen removal and anemia caused by premature destruction of the red blood cells, notes MedlinePlus. A normal platelet count ranges from 150,000 to 400,000 platelets per microliter of blood.Full Answer >