Granulocytosis

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Granulocytosis
Classification and external resources
DiseasesDB 8995

In medicine, granulocytosis is the presence in peripheral blood of an increased number of granulocytes, a category of white blood cells. Often, the word refers to an increased neutrophil granulocyte count, as neutrophils are the main granulocytes.

Causes[edit]

An increase in eosinophil granulocyte is known as eosinophilia.

Granulocytosis can be a feature of a number of diseases:

Prognostic relations[edit]

In cardiovascular disease, increased white blood cell counts have been shown to indicate a worse prognosis.

See also[edit]