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Thank you for joining again. According to her blood reports, her absolute lymphocytes count are 3.42 thou/microliter. The normal range is 1 to 3 thou/microliter which is above the normal range. A count significantly higher than 3000 lymphocytes in a microliter of blood is generally considered to be lymphocytosis in adults. High absolute lymphocyte count or lymphocytosis generally indicates that the body is dealing with an infection like bacterial, viral or fungal, allergies, or other inflammatory conditions. Usually, a temporary increase in absolute lymphocyte count is considered to be a normal effect on the body's immune system.
Lymphocytes help to fight off diseases. So it is quite normal to notice a temporary increase after an Infection. But, occasionally absolute lymphocyte count remains elevated due to serious underlying health conditions like leukemia, lymphoma, carcinoma, or any other type of chronic condition. High lymphocyte count or absolute lymphocytosis may also result from allergies, bacterial infections like tuberculosis, syphilis, or whooping cough, viral infections like hepatitis A, B, or C, infectious mononucleosis, CMV (cytomegalovirus), HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), fungal Infections, hypothyroidism, protozoal infections or parasitic infestations, leukemia, lymphoma, carcinoma and many more.
High lymphocyte count or absolute lymphocytosis can also be caused by any type of allergic reaction in our body like atopy, asthma, allergic rhinitis, worms infestations. According to your statement, your mother has been suffering from itchy rashes in her palms and legs. Lymphocytes play important role in allergic reactions. Mast cells and basophils release a variety of chemical mediators and cytokines which cause allergic reactions. So, your mother's present allergic reactions like itchy rashes may cause high lymphocyte count or absolute lymphocytosis. Your mother can take antihistamines like Fexofenadine or Cetirizine orally and apply mild corticosteroid creams like Hydrocortisone cream on her itchy rashes in the palms and legs. If needed, then oral corticosteroids can also be taken. Take care. In case of any other query ask me.