Polycystic ovary syndrome and the peripheral blood white cell count.

  title={Polycystic ovary syndrome and the peripheral blood white cell count.},
  author={Alice Herlihy and Robert E. Kelly and Jennifer L Hogan and Norah O'connor and Naim Farah and Michael J. Turner},
  journal={Journal of obstetrics and gynaecology : the journal of the Institute of Obstetrics and Gynaecology},
  volume={31 3},
This retrospective cross-sectional study examined if the white cell count (WCC) is increased in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and if so, is it due to PCOS or to the associated obesity? Body mass index (BMI) was calculated and body composition was measured using bioelectrical impedance analysis. Of the 113 women studied, 36 had PCOS and 77 did not. The mean WCC was higher in the PCOS group compared with the non-PCOS group (8.9 × 10(9)/l vs 7.4 × 10(9)/l p = 0.002). This increase… CONTINUE READING


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