Test Findings
 

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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