HEAD TRAUMA AND LEUKOCYTOSIS


KESKIL S., BAYKANER M., CEVIKER N., AYKOL S.

ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA, vol.131, pp.211-214, 1994 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 131
  • Publication Date: 1994
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/bf01808615
  • Title of Journal : ACTA NEUROCHIRURGICA
  • Page Numbers: pp.211-214

Abstract

A prospective analysis of 153 cases of head trauma was conducted with respect to their white blood cell counts. A white blood cell count exceeding 20 x 10(6)/l is associated with a poor clinical grade on admission and with a 96% mortality as opposed to that of a 23% mortality for those with slightly lower or slightly above normal white blood cell count. The sensitivity for this level is a mortality of 96% while the specificity is 77%.