Monday, September 13, 2010

Causes of leukocytosis. (a)

Neutrophilic leukocytosis
Acute bacterial infections, especially those caused by pyogenic organisms;
sterile inflammation caused by, for example, tissue necrosis (myocardial infarction, burns)

Eosinophilic leukocytosis(eosinophilia)

Allergic disorders such as asthma, hay fever
allergic skin diseases (e.g., pemphigus, dermatitis herpetiformis)
parasitic infestations;
drug reactions;
certain malignancies (e.g., Hodgkin disease and some non-Hodgkin lymphomas);
collagen vascular disorders and some vasculitides;

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