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Leukocytosis as a predictor for non-infective mortality and morbidity

Asadollahi, K, Beeching, Nicholas ORCID: and Gill, Geoff (2010) 'Leukocytosis as a predictor for non-infective mortality and morbidity'. QJM: An International Journal of Medicine, Vol 103, pp. 285-292.

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Leukocytosis (raised concentration of white cells
in the blood) is commonly associated with infection
or inflammation, but can occur in a wide variety
of other conditions. Leukocytosis has also been
linked with increased mortality and morbidity in
a number of studies. We have systematically
reviewed the relevant literature, which clearly
demonstrates an association between leukocytosis
and mortality—particularly due to cardiovascular
or cerebrovascular causes. The mechanisms of this
effect are uncertain but, when combined with other
markers predictive of death, leukocytosis may contribute
to modelling systems to predict in-patient

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: White cell count; Mortality; Morbidity; Review
Subjects: WH Hemic and Lymphatic Systems > Hematologic Diseases. Immunologic Factors. Blood Banks > WH 200 Leukocytes. Leukocyte disorders (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Clinical Group
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Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2010 09:05
Last Modified: 09 Sep 2019 06:25


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