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Question: blood abnormalacy


 azwoman - Tue Oct 26, 2004 5:06 pm

what can be wrong if the white count is elevated as well as the calcium level in a persons blood. I have RA and am taking prednisone on a regular basis.
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Thu Oct 28, 2004 7:04 pm

User avatar The elevation in your white count is probably an artifact of prednisone therapy. Prednisone leads to delamination of the white cells from the vessel walls so it appears that there is an increased white count on blood sampling when in reality there isn't.

You should discuss your elevated calcium levels with your doctor as this could be a sign of glucorticoid induced osteoporosis.

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