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A 30-year-old female asked about a male:

Non viral causes of high monocytes 16%? 4 y/o w/symptoms: recurring fever, cyanosis, joint pain, no appetite, swollen lymph nodes. fh of jra & lupus.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
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 is well over 1000. Sounds like a JRA variant if it is clear there is no heart defect or endocarditis
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