Correlated expression of adhesive properties for both white and red blood cells during inflammation.

The state of leukocyte and erythrocyte adhesiveness/aggregation was determined in the peripheral blood of 382 patients with infection/inflammation as well as in 72 controls by using a simple slide test and image analysis. A highly significant correlation (r = 0.4, n = 455, p < 0.001) was found between the state of leukocyte and erythrocyte adhesiveness… (More)