• To assess published criteria for distinguishing between bacterial and nonbacterial infections by examination of the WBC count and differential, we reviewed 328 consecutive inpatient admissions to a pediatric communicable diseases service. In our experience, the WBC count and differential could not differentiate between bacterial and nonbacterial disease.
(Am J Dis Child 133:25-27, 1979)
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