from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An abnormally large increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, often occurring during an acute infection or inflammation.

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  • noun Alternative spelling of leucocytosis.

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  • noun an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood as a result of infection (as in leukemia)


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  • 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.

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  • For surviving patients, the third state begins seven to ten days post-ingestion and is marked by rebound leukocytosis and alopecia.

    Colchicine Poisoning

  • In this patient, only leukocytosis was evident on presentation to the outside hospital.

    Colchicine Poisoning

  • Laboratory studies show leukocytosis, and sometimes immature myeloid cells with Pelger-Huet forms and disorganized nuclear material.

    Colchicine Poisoning

  • Fever and leukocytosis may also be present, but are not thought to correlate with an infectious process. 2,3

    Hydrocarbon Ingestion

  • He never wrote or defended a doctoral thesis there, on leukocytosis or anything else.

    Peer Review - The Panda's Thumb

  • Other serology tests may demonstrate prominent eosinophilia, leukocytosis (increased white cell count) and anaemia suggestive of infection.

    Chapter 2

  • The abdomen was but slightly distended; there was no fever, no increased leukocytosis, no muscular rigidity, and but slight general tenderness.

    The Origin and Nature of the Emotions: Miscellaneous Papers

  • Neonatal leukocytosis associated with prenatal administration of dexamethasone.



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