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Blood The cause of Leucocytosis

In which of the following clinical scenarios would the patient most likely have an increase in the leukocyte shown in the photograph?
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A A 4-year-old child has whooping cough.
B A 24-year-old man, who raises hogs, has a habit of eating raw bacon.
C A 28-year-old man has a perforated acute appendicitis.
D A 45-year-old woman has severe rheumatoid arthritis.
E A 56-year-old man with polycythemia vera has flushing of his face.
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D A 45-year-old woman has severe rheumatoid arthritis.
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B -sounds Toxoplasmosis i guess
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Guys it would be really good if you explain your answer. Thanks
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To me it looks like an atypical lymphocyte which is classic finding in infectious mono

I googled and have found that in RA such lymphocytes can be found (source wikipedia)

I guess answer B about pig farming (toxo) is better choice
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Atypical lymphocytes can also be seen in toxoplasmosis.
Am going with B
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