What does the WBC count indicate in Stevens-Johnson syndrome (SJS) and what other testing may be needed to help manage related problems?

Updated: Jan 17, 2019
  • Author: C Stephen Foster, MD, FACS, FACR, FAAO, FARVO; Chief Editor: Andrew A Dahl, MD, FACS  more...
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A complete blood count (CBC) may reveal a normal white blood cell (WBC) count or a nonspecific leukocytosis. A severely elevated WBC count indicates the possibility of a superimposed bacterial infection. Electrolytes and other chemistries may be needed to help manage related problems.


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