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The Role of Inflammation

Scientists now know that in?ammation is a major component of the process of atherosclerosis. Just as in?ammation of bones and joints can, over time, lead to arthritis, an in?ammatory process inside blood vessels can lead to coronary artery disease or stroke. Research has not yet pinpointed what causes the low-grade in?am- matory process that may […]

Neutrophilic Leukocytosis Due To Infection and Inflammation

Inflammation is the most frequent condition associated with neutrophilic leukocytosis. Besides an increase in total neutrophil count, there often is some degree of immaturity (“shift to the left”*). Usually a shift to the left involves an increase in the early segmented and the band neutrophil stages. Occasionally even some earlier cells (metamyelocytes or even myelocytes) […]