Discussions By Condition: Infectious diseases

White blood cell count

Posted In: Infectious diseases 4 Replies
  • Posted By: Yasminas
  • August 7, 2008
  • 02:23 AM

Would you know whether if an white blood cell count/infection in the body goes down does the inflammation of the joints/body also go down? Do these two correlate?

Your help is much appreciated. Thank you

Reply Flag this Discussion

4 Replies:

  • Well when my son had sudden inflammation in his joints is was due to an increase of white blood cells that were accumulating at a rapid pace that compacted within his bones, later finding out that is was leukemia and when chemo was given and the white blood cells began to drop the pain did also! Hope that helps.
    Cynthiabca 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • Well when my son had sudden inflammation in his joints is was due to an increase of white blood cells that were accumulating at a rapid pace that compacted within his bones, later finding out that is was leukemia and when chemo was given and the white blood cells began to drop the pain did also! Hope that helps. Is he OK now?What other symptoms did he have exactly?
    Yasminas 9 Replies Flag this Response
  • He has had 3 bone marrow transplants since 2006 and 2 of them happened this year. He is still continuing the fight, but today was a good day and that's all that matters!!!TirednessBruised easilyPaleExcessive bleeding when he got cutBone & Joint Pain and then he eventually could not walkAsthma (sometimes)Fever Tiny red spots (petechiae) on his skinAt first they told me he had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis but a bone marrow aspiration later confirmed he had leukemia (near-haploid) a rare kind that has a chromosomal differences than other leukemias.
    Cynthiabca 2 Replies Flag this Response
  • He has had 3 bone marrow transplants since 2006 and 2 of them happened this year. He is still continuing the fight, but today was a good day and that's all that matters!!! TirednessBruised easilyPaleExcessive bleeding when he got cutBone & Joint Pain and then he eventually could not walkAsthma (sometimes)Fever Tiny red spots (petechiae) on his skin At first they told me he had juvenile rheumatoid arthritis but a bone marrow aspiration later confirmed he had leukemia (near-haploid) a rare kind that has a chromosomal differences than other leukemias. I am so sorry to hear this. It is quite scary but with all the medical intervention you still have hope. That is a prayer to God and ****s. Try that also am miracles do happen! I hope your son has a speedy recovery!
    Yasminas 9 Replies Flag this Response
Thanks! A moderator will review your post and it will be live within the next 24 hours.