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Leukergy--a new diagnostic test for bone infection.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8376429     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This new blood test for infection is based on the phenomenon of leukergy in which white cells agglomerate in the peripheral blood of patients with inflammatory diseases. It was used in 26 patients with proven bone or joint infection and was positive in 25. The leukergy test was more accurate than the ESR, white cell count or blood culture. The percentage of cells agglomerated correlated with the clinical severity of the infection and the test detected reactivation of the septic process better than the other haematological tests. It is a rapid and inexpensive method which is useful in the diagnosis and management of bone and joint infections.
Authors:
I Otremski; R J Newman; P J Kahn; J Stadler; N Kariv; Y Skornik; G Goldman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume     Volume:  75     ISSN:  0301-620X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Publication Date:  1993 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-10-19     Completed Date:  1993-10-19     Revised Date:  2010-11-10    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375355     Medline TA:  J Bone Joint Surg Br     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  734-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Harrogate District Hospital, England, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adult
Aged
Aged, 80 and over
Arthritis, Infectious / blood,  diagnosis*
Cell Aggregation / physiology
Female
Humans
Leukocyte Count
Leukocytes / physiology*
Male
Middle Aged
Osteitis / blood,  diagnosis*
Osteomyelitis / blood,  diagnosis*
Staphylococcal Infections / blood,  diagnosis*
Streptococcal Infections / blood,  diagnosis*

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