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Year : 2000  |  Volume : 43  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 331-6

Evaluation of leukergy test as an indicator of infection in hip joint in children.


Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

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M Sharma
Department of Medical Microbiology, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh

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This new blood test (leukergy) for infection is based on the fact that white cells agglomerate in peripheral blood of patients with inflammatory diseases. We evaluated leukergy in 25 children with proven septic arthritis of hip. It was found to be the efficient and earliest indicator of septic arthritis than the erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR), total leucocyte count (TLC), polymorphs and C-reactive protein (CRP). It also correlated well with the clinical severity of infection and the prognosis of disease. Thus leukergy is a simple, rapid and inexpensive slide test which was found as the best indicator profile for the presence of septic arthritis.


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