pathological leukocytosis

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pathological leukocytosis

Leukocytosis due to a disease such as an infection.
See also: leukocytosis


a transient increase in the number of leukocytes in the blood, due to various causes.

basophilic leukocytosis
see basophilia (2).
eosinophilic leukocytosis
see eosinophilia (2).
leukocytosis-inducing factor
a factor which causes an increase in release of immature neutrophils into the circulation; an increased level of the factor in the circulation caused by endotoxin; called also neutrophil-releasing activity.
mononuclear leukocytosis
pathological leukocytosis
that due to some morbid reaction, e.g. infection or trauma.