Inflammation values (inflammation) in the blood
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The so-called inflammatory markers, signs of infection or inflammation parameters in the blood are so called because they rise by severe inflammation in the body. Based on these blood test results so you can untargeted look for inflammation in the body.
Suspicion of infection include the Review of a sample of blood for infections as many times about getting the doctors to diagnosis initiate. The inflammation in the blood are not only useful for diagnosis, but also to progress monitoring an inflammatory disease.
A typical signs of infection, for example, increased Number of white blood cells (leukocytes): White blood cells play a major role in the immune system - they protect the body from diseases and pathogens. An increased number of white blood cells (known. leukocytosis) Is usually evidence of acute infection by bacteria, fungi or parasites. To determine the number of leukocytes, the doctor makes a blood count; this inflammation in the blood are much too high, a differential blood count may contribute to the further diagnosis. Blood count and differential counts add up to a complete blood count.
As further inflammation in the blood doctors can often check the following laboratory values:
Any increase in these levels in the blood is a possible sign of infection. Next to the blood findings, which gives information on these inflammatory markers in the blood, but can also Another study findings indicate inflammatory processes in the body. Other signs of infection include the body temperature and the number of leukocytes in urine, cerebrospinal fluid, or stool.