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Schilling's classification and haemogram

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A differential count of the leukocytes, in which the polymorphonuclear neutrophil cells are divided into four categories according to number and arrangement of the nuclei in the cells.

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Haemogram. A differential count of the leukocytes, in which the polymorphonuclear neutrophil cells are divided into four categories according to number and arrangement of the nuclei in the cells. The so-called Schilling’s haemogram indicates the different developmental stages and an increase in juvenile forms indicates the presence of acute infection or of immature bone marrow as in leukaemia.

Bibliography

  • V. Schilling:
    Das Hämogram in der Poliklinik. I. Biologische Kurven der Leukozytenbewegung als Grundlage der praktischen Bewertung einmaliger Blutuntersuchungen.
    Zeitschrift für klinische Medizin, 1924, 99: 117-134.

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