Neutrophils

Definition of Neutrophils:

A neutrophil is a type of mature (developed) white blood cell that is present in the blood.  Approximately 50% to 70% of white blood cells are neutrophils.  Neutrophils are essential in protecting the body against disease and infections by removing and destroying some types of bacteria, wastes, foreign substances, and other cells.  Also known as polymorphonuclear leukocytes, they are the most common type of blood-carried white blood cell, and the first mobile resistance cell to come to the rescue in injury.

Also: Neutrophil

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Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL)

...the condition
“...as normal blood cells and 2) the blockade of the production of normal marrow cells, leading to a deficiency of red cells (anemia), platelets (thrombocytopenia), and normal white cells (especially neutrophils, i...”

Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML)

...the condition
“...as normal blood cells and 2) the blockade of the production of normal marrow cells, leading to a deficiency of red cells (anemia), and platelets (thrombocytopenia) and normal white cells (especially neutrophils, i...”
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Appendicitis

...the condition
“...Acute Appendicitis – Laboratory findings ... Early increase in WBC (to 12,000/ul – 14,000/ul; later up to 20,000/ul); more than 75% neutrophils with a "shift to the left"...”

Asthma

...the condition
“...to bronchial smooth muscle contraction whereas moderate to severe sustained asthma is largely due to chronic inflammation of the bronchi with the presence of such white cells as eosinophils, neutrophils and mononuclear cells...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test

...as a treatment
“...These types – neutrophils, lymphocytes, basophils, eosinophils, and monocytes – are present in relatively stable percentages that may temporarily shift higher or lower depending on what is going on in the body...”

CD3

...related topic
“White blood cells are composed primarily of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes...”

CD4

...related topic
“...White blood cells are composed primarily of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes...”

CD8

...related topic
“White blood cells are composed primarily of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes...”

Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia (CML)

...the condition
“...shows a characteristic pattern of white cells: a small proportion of very immature cells (leukemic blast cells), and a larger proportion of maturing and fully-matured white cells (myelocytes and neutrophils)...”

Diarrhea

...the condition
“...A latex agglutination test for the neutrophil enzyme, lactoferrin, is of proven value for detecting neutrophils in acute infectious diarrheas and in pseudomembranous colitis...”

Immune System Imbalance (TH2 Dominance)

...recommendation Beta 1,3 Glucan
“...It stimulates macrophage and neutrophil function...”

Lactoferrin

...as a treatment
“...In addition to its presence in milk, it is also found in exocrine secretions of mammals and is released from neutrophil granules during inflammation...”

Myelodysplastic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Symptoms of MDS are nonspecific but include ... Neutropenia (low neutrophil count): increased susceptibility to infection; frequent infections and fever...”

Neutropenia

...the condition
“...Neutrophils are a specific kind of white blood cell that help prevent and fight infections...”
...relationship to Sepsis
“Neutropenia can be caused by widespread, severe bacterial infection that causes pus formation or bacteria in the blood, which in turn leads to increased destruction of neutrophils...”
...relationship to Leukemia
“Leukemia causes decreased production of neutrophils because they are crowded out of the bone marrow by the early forms of white blood cells...”
...recommendation Antibiotics
“Patients developing fever during neutropenia require treatment with intravenous antibiotics and occasionally admission to the hospital until the neutrophil blood cells return to sufficient levels in the blood to fight the infection...”
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Neutrophilia

...the condition
Neutrophils are white blood cells (WBC) that move from the blood into the cells to kill invading bacteria and fungi...”
...related topic
“A white blood cell disorder featuring a higher than normal number of neutrophils in the blood...”
...relationship to Sepsis
“Inflammation, sepsis, necrosis, and immune-mediated disease can cause increased tissue demand and increased bone marrow release of neutrophils...”

Peritonitis

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: Laboratory findings ... Leukocytosis – up to 50,000/ul with 80-90% neutrophils; may not occur in older patients...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...relationship to Neutropenia
“Neutropenia and neutrophil dysfunction has been shown to play a role in poor wound healing...”

Rheumatoid Arthritis

...recommendation Picrorhiza
“...Antiarthritic activity of the newly developed neutrophil oxidative burst antagonist apocynin...”

Susceptibility To Miscarriages

...the condition
“...IMMUNOPHENOTYPES: NATURAL KILLER CELLS AND CYTOTOXIC B-CELLS The immune system is composed of more than 30 types of white blood cells including neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes...”

Turmeric

...as a treatment
“...Curcumin has been shown to inhibit leukotriene (major inflammatory mediators) formation, inhibit platelet aggregation, inhibit neutrophil responses under certain conditions, and stabilize lysosomal membranes...”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...the condition
“...LE, an enzyme found in neutrophil granules, reacts with an impregnated reagent pad to produce a blue color within 2-5 minutes...”

White Blood Cell

...related topic
“...White blood cells are composed primarily of neutrophils, monocytes and lymphocytes...”
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