Leukocytes in Stool (Fecal leukocytes)

  • The presence of leukocytes in Stool is indicator of inflammation as a result of bacteria. Leukocytes analysis is useful for the differentiation of bacillary dysentery, demonstrating a preponderance of polymorphonuclear  leukocytes (Neutrophil).
  • The presence of fecal leukocytes warrants a stool culture to determine the actual microorganism and then decide the proper treatment.
  • Accused bacteria include: Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, Clostridium defficile, and Ecoli.
WBC in stool (Fecal Leukocytes)

WBC in stool (Fecal Leukocytes)


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