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Bandemia refers to an excess or increased levels of band cells (immature white blood cells) released by the bone marrow into the blood. The ICD diagnosis code for bandemia is 288.66.[1]


It is a signifier of infection (or sepsis) or inflammation.[2]

Measurement of it can play a role in the approach to appendicitis.[3]

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  1. ^ 2008 ICD-9-CM Volume 1 Diagnosis Codes
  2. ^ Definition in Taber's Medical Dictionary
  3. ^ Whyte C, Levin T, Harris BH (August 2008). "Early decisions in perforated appendicitis in children: lessons from a study of nonoperative management". J. Pediatr. Surg. 43 (8): 1459–63. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.11.032. PMID 18675635.

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