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Leukocytosis

 
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Overview

Leukocytosis refers to an increase in circulating white blood cells. This may be due to infection, inflammation, malignancy or certain other conditions.
  • Causes of Leukocytosis

  • Stress leukocytosis - vigorous exercise, emotional stress, seizure
  • Infection - viral, bacterial, fungal, parasitic
  • Inflammation - necrosis, infarction, surgery, burns, autoimmune disease
  • Malignancy - leukaemia, myeloproliferative neoplasms, solid organ malignancies
  • Drugs - corticosteroids, beta agonists
  • Post splenectomy
  • Heavy smoking
  • Thyrotoxicosis
  • Allergy
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