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For the past few weeks, Grzegorz has been complaining of general weakness and intermittent fever. He also noticed palpable, round changes on his neck under the skin. Upon his doctor’s referral, he underwent laboratory tests. In his results, he observed a high level of white blood cells. What should he do since his doctor’s appointment is only next week?

See the interpretation of Grzegorz’s results

Expert commentary

Increased leukocyte (white blood cell) count was observed in the morphology, which, in conjunction with symptoms such as persistent fever and enlarged lymph nodes, may indicate hematologic disorders and requires further diagnostics.


In such cases, manual – microscopic smear is necessary, which can significantly expedite the establishment of the correct diagnosis.

Agnieszka Kuś, MD

Doctor of medicine, graduate of Pomeranian Medical University in Szczecin, specialized in internal medicine. Works for the Lower Silesian Oncology Centre in Wroclaw.