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high monocytes level in lupus

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Low white counts and a positive ANA are 2 of the criteria for systemic lupus. However, a low white is defined as 2 consecutive counts below 4, 000. Se ... Read More
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
Possibly: Possibly, but rheumatologic evaluation would be helpful.

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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
These findings: are pretty "classical" for early VIRAL INFECTION! This can vary from Flu to Measles etc etc Hope this helps! Dr Z
Dr. Atul Singh
27 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Meds: Low WBC is often due to mediacarion side effect. What meds are you taking for your SLE? Are you aware of your prior labs? trends are important. Talk t ... Read More
A 4-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Not the key: As a pathologist and lab specialist, I would discourage you from paying any attention at all to percentages, or to monocytes unless the absolute count ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
How high?: Reference ranges at set so that several percent of healthies fall outside on either end. And nobody really understands why lupus and the meds often ta ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Mandelin
19 years experience Rheumatology
Need more: A diagnosis of lupus requires way more testing than this.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Units of measure: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: Sounds as if you may have a lupus anticoagulant based on what you are stating which can be seen in the setting of lupus. If have not had a major clot ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
What's going on?: If you have an elevated serum ferritin, then you are almost certainly not iron-deficient and should not be receiving injectable iron. It can kill you. ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unclear question: What is 73? Who gave you this number? If you do not have any symptoms, why did you have the test done? If would be prudent to consult a qualified md.

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