Knowledge Check

A patient has a white cell count of 6.2 x 109/L. Which of the following is/are possible?

a
The patient has neutrophilia
The absolute neutrophil count in neutrophilia is higher than this total white cell count.
b
The patient has lymphocytosis
c
The patient has eosinophilia
d
The patient has basophilia
e
The patient has monocytosis

A patient presents with a white cell count of 20 x 109/L and 80% neutrophils.

… the patient from the last slide is a smoker. Should his leukocytosis be investigated?

a
Yes
b
No