Prednisone and white blood count

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ceebee
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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/24/2006 2:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Does prednisone make the while cell count go up and why?? Mine went really high.

pegleg
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 12/24/2006 3:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Ceebee: I ck'd my med bks & drug guide. Nothing stated prednisone had anything to do w/WBC count increasing. Asthma causes inflammation of the airways and inturn, WBCs rally to fight the infection. That may be a reason you have increased WBC count. It further stated that sometimes prednisone will mask other infections that are not related to asthma as it is a corticosteroid and fights inflammation. Did your MD go over your lab results w/you?

Good luck!

Info given meant for educational purposes only and not as med advice.
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