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My daughter had a CBC done, and her white blood cells are off. The dr, said everything was normal. I can view her results online however, and her nuetrophils are low, and eosinophils are high. Anyone have any idea what that means? Her neutrophils were 45 and the threshold was 50-80, and eosinophils were 6.3 and the threshhold is 0-3. 

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26 minutes ago, selectivefocus said:

My daughter had a CBC done, and her white blood cells are off. The dr, said everything was normal. I can view her results online however, and her nuetrophils are low, and eosinophils are high. Anyone have any idea what that means? Her neutrophils were 45 and the threshold was 50-80, and eosinophils were 6.3 and the threshhold is 0-3. 

I would ask the doctor why he or she considers that normal?  There are reasons it might be Ok right now.  But I am not a doctor nor do I know your child’s recent medical history

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19 minutes ago, kareng said:

I would ask the doctor why he or she considers that normal?  There are reasons it might be Ok right now.  But I am not a doctor nor do I know your child’s recent medical history

They did the same thing with mine before I was diagnosed! I had abnormal WBC and my red blood cells were all wonky.  I begged for a referral to an allergist and he was the only doctor to look further into my issues. 

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51 minutes ago, selectivefocus said:

My daughter had a CBC done, and her white blood cells are off. The dr, said everything was normal. I can view her results online however, and her nuetrophils are low, and eosinophils are high. Anyone have any idea what that means? Her neutrophils were 45 and the threshold was 50-80, and eosinophils were 6.3 and the threshhold is 0-3. 

At any one time in someone's life, especially a child's where change is constant/necessary, the body is busy with its assigned activities, including mobilizing against various antigens - might this temporarily raise counts of the various types of white blood cells? Although I probably should not speculate, the doctor may think that a case of an eosinophil count of 6.3  is not too bad when he or she has likely seen counts of 35 to 60. The same sort of thinking is probably happening with the neutrophil count. Those with celiac disease tend to have high eosinophil counts. If you are concerned, go for another opinion, maybe even take her to that allergist you went to. I agree with the recommendation below to follow up with the doctor. If you can pull down her labs online, you should be able to send a message to the doc. That's where I would start.

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20 minutes ago, plumbago said:

At any one time in someone's life, especially a child's where change is constant/necessary, the body is busy with its assigned activities, including mobilizing against various antigens - might this temporarily raise counts of the various types of white blood cells? Although I probably should not speculate, the doctor may think that a case of an eosinophil count of 6.3  is not too bad when he or she has likely seen counts of 35 to 60. The same sort of thinking is probably happening with the neutrophil count. Those with celiac disease tend to have high eosinophil counts. If you are concerned, go for another opinion, maybe even take her to that allergist you went to. I agree with the recommendation below to follow up with the doctor. If you can pull down her labs online, you should be able to send a message to the doc. That's where I would start.

Yes I have read that about eosinophils and celiac. What is frustrating is that each individual patient is different and an abnormal blood test should not be disregarded just because it isn't as "bad as it could be". Thanks for your input. 

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