How is lymphocytosis treated?

Doctors treat lymphocytosis by working to resolve its underlying cause. For most people, lymphocytosis goes away as the underlying condition improves.

What complications are associated with lymphocytosis?

Lymphocytosis tells your doctor that you have or have had an infection or illness. In many cases, lymphocytosis simply means your body has been fighting a viral infection.

In some cases, lymphocytosis is one of the first signs of certain blood cancers, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), which is the most common type of leukemia seen in adults. Further tests are usually necessary to rule out other medical conditions and make a firm diagnosis of the cause of lymphocytosis.

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