Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The normal range of the leukocyte count: Implications for surveillance of occupational and environmental exposure and the practice of preventive medicine
by Cropper, Charles Austin, M.P.H., The University of Texas School of Public Health, 2008, 55; 1450272
Abstract (Summary)

Leukopenia, the leukocyte count, and prognosis of disease are interrelated; a systematic search of the literature was undertaken to ascertain the strength of the evidence. One hundred seventy-one studies were found from 1953 onward pertaining to the predictive capabilities of the leukocyte count. Of those studies, 42 met inclusion criteria. An estimated range of 2,200cells/μL to 7,000cells/μL was determined as that which indicates good prognosis in disease and indicates the least amount of risk to an individual overall. Tables of the evidence are included indicating the disparate populations examined and the possible degree of association.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Delclos, George L.
Commitee: Escobar-Chaves, Soledad L.
School: The University of Texas School of Public Health
Department: Epidemiology & Disease Control
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 46/04M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Occupational safety, Surgery, Epidemiology
Keywords: Diagnosis, Leukocytes, Prognosis, Surveillance, Systematic review, White blood cells
Publication Number: 1450272
ISBN: 9780549455530
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