What Causes Abnormal Monocyte Count?
Abnormal monocyte count can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'minor' to 'critical'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose abnormal monocyte count, we could:
- Research the topic
- Find a doctor with the time
- Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.
Step 1: List all Possible Causes
We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "abnormal monocyte count" as a symptom. Here are seven possibilities:
- Infectious Mononucleosis
- Parasite Infection
- Chronic Inflammation
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
current GI infection/parasite
frequent unexplained fevers
high sensitivity to bright light
severe diffuse bone pain
postauricular node problems
history of dysentery
elevated lymphocyte count
recent loss of appetite
current very sore throat
multiple swollen axillary nodes
... and more than 30 others
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of abnormal monocyte count:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
White Blood Count - Monocyte Percentage [fraction]
→ Don't know
→ Under 4% [0.04] (low)
→ 4 to 10% [0.04-0.10] (normal)
→ 11 to 15% [0.11-0.15] (elevated)
→ Over 15% [0.15] (high)
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate low monocyte count, normal monocyte count, elevated monocyte count or highly elevated monocyte count, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as: