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Monocytes are large leukocytes of myeloid origin with blue-grey ground glass cytoplasm and horseshoe-shaped nucleus.
 

Monocytes

 
 
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Overview

  • Monocytes are large leukocytes of myeloid origin with blue-grey ground glass cytoplasm and horseshoe-shaped nucleus.
      • Normal Range

      • 0.2 - 1.0 x 10‎⁹/L
      • 2 - 8% of total leukocytes

Monocytosis

  • An increase circulating monocytes is known as monocytosis.
    • Causes of Monocytosis

    • Chronic infection - tuberculosis, EBV, bacterial endocarditis
    • Chronic inflammation - rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, SLE
    • Malignancy - chronic myelomonocytic leukaemia, chronic myeloid leukaemia, acute myeloid leukaemia, lymphoma
    • Post splenectomy
    • Exercise
    • Smoking
Last updated on April 28th, 2020
 
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