Saturday, February 9, 2008

What Increases the Neutrophil Count?

Neutrophils are increased by:

Infections: osteomyelitis. otitis media, salpingitis, septicemia, gonorrhea, endocarditis, smallpox, chickenpox, herpes,Rocky Mountain spotted fever

Ischemic necrosis due to myocardial infarction, burns, or cancer

Metabolic disorders: diabetic acidosis, eclampsia, uremia, thyrotoxicosis

Stress response due to acute hemorrhage, surgery, excessive exercise, emotional distress, third trimester of pregnancy, or childbirth

Inflammatory diseases: rheumatic fever, rheumatoid arthritis, acute gout, vasculitis, myositis

*This comes from the Second Addition of Diagnostic Tests