Diagnostic value of the white blood count and neutrophil percentage in the evaluation of abdominal pain in children.

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Only 15 of 382 patients with appendicitis had a normal white blood count and neutrophil percentage. Abnormal counts are nonspecific and are elevated in other inflammatory conditions, such as those which are observed in the patients of group 2. A much higher number of patients with negative laparotomy findings had both a normal white blood count and… (More)

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