What are the 2 types of white blood cells?
What are the types of white blood cells?
- Neutrophils: Help protect your body from infections by killing bacteria, fungi and foreign debris.
- Lymphocytes: Consist of T cells, natural killer cells and B cells to protect against viral infections and produce proteins to help you fight infection (antibodies).
What are rare white blood cells?
Now, a team of international investigators have discovered that a rare group of white blood cells called basophils play a critical role in inducing immune responses against infections and preventing the development of sepsis.
Which type of white blood cell attacks larger parasites?
Eosinophils are involved in allergic reactions and can attack multicellular parasites such as worms.
What should your white blood count be?
Normal Results The normal number of WBCs in the blood is 4,500 to 11,000 WBCs per microliter (4.5 to 11.0 × 109/L). Normal value ranges may vary slightly among different labs. Some labs use different measurements or may test different specimens. Talk to your provider about your test results.
What does it mean when your eosinophils and basophils are high?
This condition most often indicates a parasitic infection, an allergic reaction or cancer. You can have high levels of eosinophils in your blood (blood eosinophilia) or in tissues at the site of an infection or inflammation (tissue eosinophilia).
What disease attacks your white blood cells?
HIV, which causes AIDS, is an acquired viral infection that destroys important white blood cells and weakens the immune system.
What diseases are associated with white blood cells?
White blood cell disorders
- Lymphoma. Lymphoma is a blood cancer that occurs in the body’s lymphatic system.
- Leukemia. Leukemia is blood cancer in which malignant white blood cells multiply inside your body’s bone marrow.
- Myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS)
How do I interpret my white blood cell count?
A healthy person has an ANC between 2,500 and 6,000. The ANC is found by multiplying the WBC count by the percent of neutrophils in the blood. For instance, if the WBC count is 8,000 and 50% of the WBCs are neutrophils, the ANC is 4,000 (8,000 × 0.50 = 4,000). When the ANC drops below 1,000 it is called neutropenia .