Even though moderate neutrophilic leukocytosis has been reported in adults receiving steroids, there is no information regarding their effects in children, and no data available on changes in monocyte counts. Ten patients suffering from nonhematological diseases, who received large doses of prednisone, prednisolone, or triamcinolone (hereafter referred to as steroids), were studied by serial white cell counts. None of the patients revealed any evidence of clinical infection during the period of study. Their description, diagnoses, and dosage of steroids are given in the Table. A 70-year-old man is evaluated for a persistent leukocytosis. The most likely diagnosis in otherwise unexplained leukocytosis in a hospitalized patient is less than .01). He was hospitalized 10 days ago for a severe exacerbation of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. They described three patterns: one in which leukocytosis occurred at the onset of diarrhea; a pattern in which unexplained leukocytosis occurred days prior to diarrhea; and a pattern in which patients treated for infection with leukocytosis had a worsening of their leukocytosis at the onset of diarrheal symptoms. He was intubated for 3 days, was diagnosed with a left lower lobe pneumonia, and was treated with antibiotics. Treatment with metronidazole led to a resolution of leukocytosis in all the The elevation and rapidity of increase are dose related. His white blood cell count on admission was 20,000 per mc L. The important pearl is that steroid-induced leukocytosis involves an increase of polymorphonuclear white blood cells with a rise in monocytes and a decrease in eosinophils and lymphocytes. It dropped as low as 15,000 on day 6 but is now 25,000, with 23,000 polymorphonuclear leukocytes (10% band forms). Importantly, increased band forms (greater than 6%) and toxic granulation rarely ever occur with steroid-induced leukocytosis, and the presence of these features should strongly suggest a different cause. Paauw is professor of medicine in the division of general internal medicine at the University of Washington, Seattle, and he serves as third-year medical student clerkship director at the University of Washington. What should we think of in the patient whose WBC climbs in the hospital, and the cause isn’t readily apparent? Often, the patient may well be improving from the condition that they were originally hospitalized for, but the climbing WBC count is concerning and often delays discharge.
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Glucocorticoids e.g. dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, prednisone are. In addition, glucocorticoid induced leukocytosis is generally not associated with. Glucocorticoids e.g. dexamethasone, methylprednisolone, prednisone are. Patients with glucocorticoid induced leukocytosis generally will not present with.