Quantitative and volume, conductivity and scatter changes in leucocytes of patients with acute undifferentiated febrile illness: a pilot study.

@article{Kalra2016QuantitativeAV,
  title={Quantitative and volume, conductivity and scatter changes in leucocytes of patients with acute undifferentiated febrile illness: a pilot study.},
  author={Varun Kalra and Sohaib Ahmad and Vikas Shrivastava and Garima Mittal},
  journal={Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene},
  year={2016},
  volume={110 5},
  pages={281-5}
}
BACKGROUND A single diagnostic test for acute undifferentiated febrile illnesses (AUFI) is elusive. This pilot study was undertaken on the premise that leucocytes, being the main cells of defence, undergo quantitative, structural and functional changes in AUFI. We evaluated the potential of volume, conductivity and scatter (VCS) parameters of leucocytes, generated with the haemogram report by the Coulter auto-analyzer, in differentiating the common etiologies of AUFI. METHODS The… CONTINUE READING