Leukocyte is another name for white blood cell. Leukocytosis refers to an increase in the total number of white blood cells. It is frequently a sign of an inflammatory response, most commonly the result of infection, but may also occur following certain parasitic infections or bone tumors as well as leukemia. There are five principle types of leukocytosis: Neutrophilia, Lymphocytosis, Monocytosis, Eosinophilia and Basophilia. Signs and symptoms of leukocytosis include:
- Bleeding or bruising.
- Feeling weak, tired, or sick.
- Feeling dizzy, faint, or sweaty.
- Pain or tingling in your arms, legs, or abdomen.
- Trouble breathing, thinking, or seeing.
- Losing weight without trying, or a poor appetite.
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