| | Re: my white blood cell count is 18..Ive been upset over two deaths in two days, coul
Acute stress (e.g. severe emotional or physical stress) increases number of white blood cells especially neutrophils cells. This usually entails increased numbers of PMN cells without increase in the percentage of immature cells (mainly band zcells) in the blood. After acute stress, spleen discharges red and white blood cells, allowing the blood to transport more oxygen throughout the body and for to exalt defensive systems.
This is a transient process that must be submitted, in any case, a suitable clinical-diagnostic check for following its course and understanding the pathogenetic mechanisms