Indian Journal of Anaesthesia

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 58  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 315--318

Leukemoid like reaction in a post CABG patient


G Padmakumar1, J Ravikrishnan2, P Jayakumar2, K Prasad1 
1 Department of Anaesthesiology, MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery, Kerala, India
2 Department of CVTS, MOSC Medical College, Kolenchery, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. G Padmakumar
Mani Bhavanam, Erezha South, Mavelikara, Alleppey - 690 106, Kerala
India

The presentation of leukemoid reaction in patients post-cardiac surgery is rare with limited prior reports in the English language literature. We report a case of raised leukocyte count with no evidence of infection in a patient post coronary artery bypass graft surgery. The exaggerated inflammatory response by the patient to extra-corporeal circulation was drastically elevated, but fell short of the leukaemoid reaction definition - so we have defined it as a leukaemoid like reaction. A clear correlation between the extra-corporeal circulation and inflammatory response is documented.


How to cite this article:
Padmakumar G, Ravikrishnan J, Jayakumar P, Prasad K. Leukemoid like reaction in a post CABG patient.Indian J Anaesth 2014;58:315-318


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Padmakumar G, Ravikrishnan J, Jayakumar P, Prasad K. Leukemoid like reaction in a post CABG patient. Indian J Anaesth [serial online] 2014 [cited 2020 Sep 18 ];58:315-318
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