AIMS: To determine the relevance of lymphopenia to the diagnosis of bacteraemia in patients admitted with medical emergencies, relative to peripheral blood white cell count and neutrophilia. PATIENTS/METHODS: A two year cohort study carried out in a teaching hospital in Oxford, UK of 21,495 consecutive adult emergency admissions to general medical or infectious disease wards. Full blood data were available in 21,372 cases; 41 cases with extreme full blood count results (neutrophil count, >...Expand abstract
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Relation between lymphopenia and bacteraemia in UK adults with medical emergencies.
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