Which of the following mediators is most likely causing this patients fever and leukocytosis? A 20-year-old man has cramping periumbilical pain. After several hours, the pain shifts to the right lower quadrant and becomes constant. His temperature is 40Â°C (104Â°F), and his leukocyte count is 20.000/mmÂ³ with 90% neutrophils.
A. Interleukin-1 (IL-1) B. Interleukin-2 (IL-2) C. Leukotriene Bâ‚„ D. Leukotriene Câ‚„ E. Prostaglandin Dâ‚‚
Leukocytosis is a situation which affects the white cells in a person. Specifically, it means that the white blood cells are above the average amount in the bloodstream that someone should have. If someone has an infection or a body part is inflamed, then their white blood cell count may escalate as a result of that.
There are five types of ailment, including basophilia, eosinophilia, monocytosis, lymphocytosis, and neutrophilia. If a patient comes to the hospital and is complaining of a fever and leukocytosis, then the doctor may ask this man about his symptoms. He may be experiencing pain and cramping. His temperature is high. His leukocyte count is at 20.000/mm with 90% neutrophils. Therefore, this may be caused by Interleukin 1.