What is the role of a leukocyte count in the workup of constipation?

Updated: Mar 30, 2020
  • Author: Marc D Basson, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The leukocyte count is useful in patients presenting with abdominal pain or fever or providing an indication that the constipation is secondary to an ileus. This may lead to further, more aggressive evaluation.

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