Re: Elevated White Blood Cell Count
I would try to think about any other symptoms you might have had lately that could point to infection anywhere in your body. Did your Dr find evidence of infection before the antibiotic was taken? No antibiotic treats any/all infections, so the success of treatment depends on where it is and using an appropriate drug. The night sweats and fatigue could certainly go along with the high white count, and a chest xray, urine analysis, and chemistry panel with liver tests could be helpful for initial investigation. Inflammation can elevate white counts also (in absence of infection) so inflammatory markers like sed rate and CRP may be helpful. This number is not in the range that would cause alarm, but warrants trying to find the cause.