Establishing the characteristics and the number of different types of white blood cells or leukocytes, are recognized in this connection:
Neutrophils, a decrease can be interpreted as bacterial infection, viral (hepatitis, infectious diseases of childhood, influenza, mononucleosis), malnutrition or alcoholism.
An increase may indicate infection with streptococcus bacteria or certain fungi.
Normal value: 50-70
Basophils: a decrease can be caused by prolonged treatment with cortisone or during pregnancy, but may be a sign of:
Asthma – Hay Fever
An increase is usually caused by: