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%


•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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