Key Symptoms Of Leukocytosis

Stroke

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An individual who has a stroke may be affected by leukocytosis. A stroke is a medical emergency that happens when some mechanism causes blood flow to a part of the brain to be cut off. The brain cells in that vicinity begin to die from oxygen deprivation, and the individual's abilities controlled by the affected portion of their brain are compromised or lost. The type of stroke that most commonly occurs in individuals who have leukocytosis is an ischemic stroke, a type of stroke caused by a blood clot lodged in a blood vessel that carries blood to the brain. Individuals affected by leukocytosis have blood that becomes thicker from the excess number of white blood cells. 

The blood of an affected individual also has an increased risk of inappropriately developing clots. The mechanism behind this is the relationship and interactions that occur between certain white blood cells and the platelets that control the formation of blood clots. As the number of excess white blood cells becomes larger, the affected individual's risk for experiencing the formation of unnecessary blood clots increases. When a blood clot flows freely in the blood and becomes stuck in a vessel that supplies part of the brain, the individual can have a stroke.

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