reactive leukocytosis

reactive leukocytosis

Inflammatory leukocytosis Hematology A non-neoplastic ↑ of peripheral WBC > 10,000/mm3, usually accompanied by fever, focal signs of infection, normal platelet count, normal Hb, paucity of immature WBCs Types of RL Basophilia, eosinophilia, lymphocytosis, monocytosis, neutrophilia Etiology Pathogens, drugs, toxins. Cf Leukemoid reaction, Leukocytopenia.
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