Cigarette smoking increases white blood cell aggregation in whole blood

A. B. Bridges, A. Hill, J. J. Belch

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    Abstract

    We studied the effect of chronic cigarette smoking on white blood cell aggregation, increased aggregation predisposes to microvascular occlusion and damage. Current smokers had significantly increased white blood cell aggregation when compared with non smokers. The presence of chronically activated white blood cells in current smokers may be relevant in the pathogenesis of ischaemic vascular disease.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)139-140
    Number of pages2
    JournalJournal of the Royal Society of Medicine
    Volume86
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 1993

    Keywords

    • Cigarette smoking
    • Leukocytes

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