My husband just got some unexpected results regarding his ALC. 6 months ago his ALC was 16 and today it came at 33. He has been diagnosed about 3 years ago and previously his doubling time has been 1.5 years. His hemoglobin and platelets are unchanged within normal values. In the middle of February he developed a moderate to severe case of shingles which now is almost gone but he still has it in a very mild form. Does anybody know if shingles can cause a big increase in ALC ?