Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Causes of Neutrophilia (Increased Neutrophil) (Absolute count > 8000/ cu.mm.)

Causes of Neutrophilia (Absolute count > 8000/ cu.mm.)  

·        Acute infections:

·        Localized (e.g. Pneumonia, meningitis, tonsillitis).

·        Generalized (e.g. acute rheumatic fever, septicemia, cholera).

·        Inflammation (e.g. vasculitis).

·        Intoxications: metabolic (e.g. acidosis, uremia, acute gout); Poisonings (e.g. mercury, epinephrine, black widow spider bite).

·        Acute hemorrhage or hemolysis of red blood cells.

·        Tissue necrosis (e.g. acute myocardial infarction [AMI], burns, gangrene).

·        Physiological (e.g. exercise, Stress, obstetric labor, menstrution).

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