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what is the best medicine for atypical lymphocytes?

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Dr. Joseph Torkildson
38 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
None: The most common reason a person has atypical lymphocytes in their blood is a recent viral illness. No medicine is required for this, they will go away as the infection is cleared.
Answered on Jan 20, 2017
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