5), (6) This study showed that using a LAP index, CML, and leukemoid reaction could clearly be distinguished from laboratory specific established normal values (Figure 3).
A high LAP score with no blast population present could direct the physicians to the differential diagnosis for leukemoid reactions.
In concordance with previous reports, (3-6) C difficile was considered in the differential diagnosis of 24% of patients with leukemoid reactions
9]/L have a poor prognosis with a much higher mortality rate than patients who have C difficile colitis without a leukemoid reaction.
To identify independent predictors of leukemoid reaction (ie, characteristics that are statistically significant after other variables are controlled), variables related to the outcome (leukemoid reaction) at P < 0.
The LAP score is increased in CNL, and although this helps to exclude CML, it does not exclude a leukemoid reaction
To the best of our knowledge, these are the first described cases of leukemoid reaction
associated with C difficile or other bacterial infection in AIDS patients.
To the Editor: The term leukemoid reaction
is poorly defined, often used to describe a markedly increased white blood cell count (>50,000/[micro]L).