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Leucocytes in health and disease 

Leucocytes in health and disease

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Leucocytes in health and disease
Author(s):

Joseph Sinning

and Nancy Berliner

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.220401_update_001

February 27, 2014: This chapter has been re-evaluated and remains up-to-date. No changes have been necessary.

Update:

Chapter reviewed December 2012—minor changes only. References updated.

Updated on 30 May 2013. The previous version of this content can be found here.
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date: 27 June 2017

White cells (leucocytes) mediate inflammatory and immune responses and are key to the defence of the host against microbial pathogens. Subpopulations of leucocytes include (1) granulocytes—neutrophils, eosinophils (see Chapter 22.4.6) and basophils, (2) monocytes, and (3) lymphocytes (see Section 5 and Chapter 22.4.2)....

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