International Medical Journal, Vol. 16., Iss. 2, 2010, P. 63−69.
LEUKOCYTE INDICES IN PROGNOSIS OF THE COURSE AND OUTCOME OF COLD INJURY
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Ya.Ya. Kalf−Khalif's intoxication leukocyte index (ILI) and organism resistance index (ORI) were investigated for the first time at general cold injury of different stages and different periods of the disease. Tanatological study of similar data in patients who died after cold injury was performed. The changes of ILI at general cold injury suggested development of pronounced general inflammatory reaction of the organism and considerable intoxication even in early terms after cold exposure. The findings of ORI allowed assessment of the state of the organism resistance response to stress situation and efficacy of the applied treatment measures.
Key words: leukocyte indices, freezing.