Steroids & White Cell Count QuestionHere is where place New News and infomation. This is something I'd not heard before. Anyone know for sure? I was told that steroids can increase sometimes a fair bit your white cell count. I know stress will etc but I never knew or heard this about the steroids.
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Here is where place New News and infomation. This is something I'd not heard before. Anyone know for sure? I was told that steroids can increase sometimes a fair bit your white cell count. I know stress will etc but I never knew or heard this about the steroids. We'll leave the light on for you!
Therapy with steroids modifies the leukocytosis response. When corticosteroids are given to healthy persons, the WBC count rises. However, when corticosteroids are given to a person with a severe infection, the infection can spread significantly without producing an expected WBC rise. An important concept to remember is that, leukocytosis as a sign of infection can be masked in a patient taking corticosteroids.
Google is your friend. I've still been searching but have been unable to find anything that says steroids can cause a significant increase in the WBC.
You're a former RN I believe Linda. This came about the other day at the surgeon's office. That's what he told me. I'd never heard of it. Mind you he's a meat cutter; as most surgeons are, so clinically speaking I have some doubts about a few things.
Anyone else know anything about this? Google found this for me - "Therapy with steroids modifies the leukocytosis high white blood cell count response. At least you now have two posts saying the same thing ;D ;D ;D. Bottom line, and considering the scenario for which I'm seeking the info He's out to lunch. It seems that the rise in the count is fairly predictable in numbers if there are no other conditions present infections, HIV, etc.
Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter. Jackie; I may be way off base here with this post but I saw your question and cannot help but give some input here. I really think you probably know this part but just in case. You didn't say why you were asking. Joe is having a terrible time with his treatments for the cancer. WBC is a problem too. One of the things he gets with his treatments if neulastra. Due to some recent problem I was just reading about this last week.
It is good information. However, from my more recent experiences, you do have to realize why some people specialize. Maybe the steroid question wasn't up his alley. If he gave out info, then he should not if wrong though. I am not sure what you are dealing with but if anything relates to a cancer, this is for you or anyone else. You can order up to 20 free books from National Cancer Institute. They are pretty good. Wish we had them 6 weeks ago.
The link to them is on the left side. Patients treated with corticosteroids are often found to have an increase in total white blood cell WBC count. The study was conducted to evaluate quantitative changes in total WBC, neutrophil, lymphocyte and eosinophil count following steroid administration in patients with asthma or COPD exacerbation. Apr 8, Guest aka Roadtrip Guest. I too am kind of going through a bit of this right now and doing a lot of research.
Here is what I found out: An elevated WBC is sometimes referred to as Neutrophilia. There are different kinds of WBCs. If you have an elevated neutrophil count in a Bronch they say it is a sure sign of an infection. Following is a bit about steroids and WBCs in Neutrophila: Corticosteriods, whether from stress or when using drugs like prednisone, cause increased bone marrow release of mature neutrophils, movement into the CNP, and decreased tissue migration. An increase in white blood cells and neutrophilia occurs 4 to 8 hours after elevation of stress hormones or steroid use and return to normal 1 to 3 days after later1 to 3 days later.
I suspect that my question was unclear; my fault I should have explained. Dave had posed the question to the surgeon who is also an oncologist, as to why my WBC increased dramatically plus my arm swelled like a log where one of the IV's was in.
The range here for WBC is 4. However; the bottom line and my question was I know it increases somewhat but; it's the amount I question. Any Mary; God love you Good to see you Roadtrip; stop in again sometime. Back to Top We'll leave the light on for you! Back to Top Google is your friend. Back to Top Chris Wigley cwigley shaw. Back to Top Age is an issue of mind over matter. But isn't an exacerbation a sign of the beginning of an inflammation? This is what my Pulmonologist told me.
White blood cells tend to increase to fight off what ever foreign substance bacteria, cancer cell, virus, etc.