The nurse is reviewing the white blood cell differential of a patient. Given the following results, what type of infection is most likely present?
Neutrophils, 60%
Lymphocytes, 29%
Monocytes, 2%
Eosinophils, 8%
Basophils, 1%

Parasitic

Explanation


•The percentage of eosinophils is elevated, which is indicative of parasitosis. Eosinophils also play a role in allergic reactions and asthma.

Normal ranges:
•Neutrophils, 55-70%

•Lymphocytes, 20-40%

•Monocytes, 2-8%

•Eosinophils, 1-4%

•Basophils, 0.5-1%

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