leukocytosis


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leu·ko·cy·to·sis

also leu·co·cy·to·sis (lo͞o′kə-sī-tō′sĭs)
n. pl. leu·ko·cy·to·ses (-sēz) also leu·co·cy·to·ses
An abnormally large increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood, often occurring during an acute infection or inflammation.

leu′ko·cy·tot′ic (-tŏt′ĭk) adj.

leu•ko•cy•to•sis

or leu•co•cy•to•sis

(ˌlu koʊ saɪˈtoʊ sɪs)

n.
an increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.leukocytosis - an abnormal increase in the number of white blood cells in the blood as a result of infection (as in leukemia)
blood disease, blood disorder - a disease or disorder of the blood
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However, in extreme leukocytosis with cell fragility, as in leukemias, falsely elevated plasma potassium can occur.
Adverse events reported in >30% of renal, cardiac or liver transplant patients receiving CellCept (in combination with cyclosporine and corticosteroids) were pain, fever, headache, asthenia, anemia, leucopenia (patients should be monitored for neutropenia; dosing should be interrupted or the dose reduced if neutropenia develops), thrombocytopenia, leukocytosis, urinary tract infection, hypertension, hypotension, peripheral edema, hypercholesteremia, hypokalemia, hyperglycemia, creatinine, BUN and cough increased, hypomagnesemia, diarrhea, constipation, nausea, vomiting, respiratory infection, dyspnea, lung disorder, pleural effusion, tremor and insomnia.
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