The Diagnostic Value of Absolute Neutrophil Count, Band Count and Morphologic Changes of Neutrophils in Predicting Bacterial Infections

@article{AlGwaiz2007TheDV,
  title={The Diagnostic Value of Absolute Neutrophil Count, Band Count and Morphologic Changes of Neutrophils in Predicting Bacterial Infections},
  author={Layla A. Al-Gwaiz and H H Babay},
  journal={Medical Principles and Practice},
  year={2007},
  volume={16},
  pages={344 - 347}
}
Objectives: To evaluate the value of neutrophil left shift parameters and neutrophil morphologic changes in diagnosing acute bacterial infections. [...] Key Method Automated complete white blood cell count was performed as well as peripheral blood smear preparation. Absolute neutrophil count (ANC) and neutrophil band count were determined and the neutrophils were evaluated for morphologic changes, namely toxic granulation, vacuolation and Döhle bodies.Expand
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