American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An abnormally large increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, often occurring during an acute infection or inflammation.
- n. alternative spelling of leucocytosis.
- n. an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood as a result of infection (as in leukemia)
“An abnormally high count known as leukocytosis might indicate such conditions as leukemia, rheumatoid arthritis, tissue damage or infection.”
“Hyperglycemia and leukocytosis occur secondary to an excess of circulating catecholamines and may also be present.”
“Fever and leukocytosis may also be present, but are not thought to correlate with an infectious process. 2,3”
“For surviving patients, the third state begins seven to ten days post-ingestion and is marked by rebound leukocytosis and alopecia.”
“In this patient, only leukocytosis was evident on presentation to the outside hospital.”
“Laboratory studies show leukocytosis, and sometimes immature myeloid cells with Pelger-Huet forms and disorganized nuclear material.”
“He never wrote or defended a doctoral thesis there, on leukocytosis or anything else.”
“Other serology tests may demonstrate prominent eosinophilia, leukocytosis (increased white cell count) and anaemia suggestive of infection.”
“The abdomen was but slightly distended; there was no fever, no increased leukocytosis, no muscular rigidity, and but slight general tenderness.”
“Neonatal leukocytosis associated with prenatal administration of dexamethasone.”
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