The blood leukocyte count and its prognostic significance in severe head injury.

@article{Rovlias2001TheBL,
  title={The blood leukocyte count and its prognostic significance in severe head injury.},
  author={Aristedis Rovlias and Serafim Kotsou},
  journal={Surgical neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={55 4},
  pages={190-6}
}
BACKGROUND Head injury is associated with increased blood levels of catecholamines and cortisol. Catecholamines release neutrophil stores, and corticosteroids cause a decrease in the egress of neutrophils from the circulation. The acute-phase response is also characterized by a leukocytosis upon admission. Therefore, it is possible that an increase in the… CONTINUE READING