Which diseases are associated with an elevated WBC count and thrombocytopenia?
Q: What other diagnosis, besides leukaemia, is associated with an elevated white blood cell count and decreased platelets/?
A:These values have to be correlated with the age of the patient, his/her history and clinical profile to give a meaningful differential diagnosis. However, some of the conditions that come to mind include:
- Infections: Hepatitis, CMV, TB, fungal disease, parasites etc
- TTP and related states
- Acute inflammatory states (Auto-immune, drugs, poisonings, toxins etc)
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Acute leukaemia
- Chronic leukaemia
- Myeloproliferative disorders
- Metastatic tumours