Relative elevation in baseline leukocyte count predicts first cerebral infarction.

  title={Relative elevation in baseline leukocyte count predicts first cerebral infarction.},
  author={Mitchell S. V. Elkind and Robert R. Sciacca and Bernadette Boden-Albala and Tatjana Rundek and Myunghee Cho Paik and Ralph L. Sacco},
  volume={64 12},
BACKGROUND Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory disease, and leukocyte levels are associated with future risk of ischemic cardiac disease. OBJECTIVE To investigate the hypothesis that relative elevations in leukocyte count in a stroke-free population predict future ischemic stroke (IS). METHODS A population-based prospective cohort study was performed in a multiethnic urban population. Stroke-free community participants were identified by random-digit dialing. Leukocyte levels were measured… CONTINUE READING
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