what causes white cell count to go up and down?

If you have a serious disorder causing your white cell count to go up is it possible for it to go back down to nearly normal?
 
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Posted on Jan. 15th, 2009

In general an immune response cause your white cell count to go up, and will go down if there is a deficiency, disorder or during chemotherapy.
White blood cells aka leukocytes are the cells responsible of defending the system against any disease. There are many different types of white cells, like neutrophils, lymphocytes, eosinophils, basophils and monocytes each have a different count and functions. In general the overall white cell count is between 4,000 and 11,000 per cubic millimeter.
Here is another similar question that I found on akatoo that may help:
http://www.akatoo.com/question.html?question_id=1461760

Here is some reference I found regarding low blood cell count:
http://www.chemotherapy.com/side_effects/white_blood_cell/managing_low_count.jsp

and the wikipedia link for general info on White blood cell:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_blood_cells






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