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"high red blood count"

A dear friend has Parkinsons.  I am being informed that he has a high RED blood count (because of an as yet undiagnosed infection) that will prevent his move from hospital to a long term care facility.   My own meager knowledge of the meaning of high WHITE blood cell count seems contrary to the above.  Is there a clarification that would make more sense?

Could a relationship of red (high) to white (low) be of concern (i.e. an infection without rise in white blood cell count)?
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High hemoglobin or hemocrit is called polycythemia. I have this and it causes thick blood. It can be caused by a problem in the bone marrow. Or be caused by another system. Here is a link to a well developed fact sheet: http://www.lls.org/content/nationalcontent/resourcecenter/freeeducationmaterials/mpd/pdf/polycythemiavera.pdf
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Tks. reply.  Can now follow up appropriately.  idm
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