White Blood Cell Count is a Poor Predictor of Severity of Disease in the Diagnosis of Appendicitis

Coleman, Colleen; Thompson Jr., Jesse E.
October 1998
American Surgeon;Oct1998, Vol. 64 Issue 10, p983
Academic Journal
Examines the clinical features of patients with normal white blood cell (WBC) appendicitis and determines whether a higher WBC count correlates with more advanced stage of appendicitis. Patient demographics; Comparison of patients with appendicitis with normal versus elevated WBC count; Length of hospital stay.


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