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What are the specific blast cells

A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Terminology: If blast cells are present it is no longer a normal cbc. Blasts can be seen on smear of peripheral blood as well as smear of bone marrow. Flow cytomet ... Read More

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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: This is critical. Even one blast cell on peripheral smear is extremely serious. Some automated cell-counters using image analysis may mistake them for ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Antigens get held...: Each B cell recognizes only 1 unique antigen. We need > 1 million B cells to ensure most antigens are recognized. Collectively, B cells could likel ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No malignancy: The blast cell are leukemia cell and can confirm with antigen test, but blast like are not malignant and are negative by antigen test.
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No sensory nerves...: If there are no sensory nerve endings in that part of the body, then no sensations are detected, so thus the brain receives no information (and so we ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carol Van der Harst
34 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
None: Your feelings and emotions are a process of your central nervous system (your brain and the hormones/chemicals in your brain). Discuss your disease a ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Masiello
17 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Cell Type: Plasma cells are a specific type of white blood cell and can be normal or abnormal depending upon the context. Blast cells are an immature cell found ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Stem cells: have 2 fates. They can self replicate to provide a primitive pool for life. They can differentiate, which means grow and produce offspring which devel ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
See below: Please consult this site for info: http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/features/stem-cell-treatments-false-hope-warning-signs#1
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Mast cells: These are several diseases with ill defined criteria that do not constitute enough evidence to call them mastocytosis but may be a prerequisite for it ... Read More
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