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Is it normal to have cyclic neutropenia?

Is it normal to have cyclic neutropenia?

It is not: It is normal for the neutrophil number to wax and wane, but when this is in the very low, ie neutropenic, range it is potentially serious. Additional warning signs would be chronic mouth sores or recurrent bacterial infections. Read more

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Dr. Michael Engel
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Neutropenia (Definition)

Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell ...Read more


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What is idiopathic cyclic neutropenia and how is it treated?

What is idiopathic cyclic neutropenia and how is it treated?

Depends: It is a disorder where the neutrophil count is low in a cyclical pattern. To make the diagnosis, a CBC needs to be checked twice weekly for a few weeks. Typically the patient has recurrent infections. A bone marrow biopsy may need to be done to rule out other disorders. If it needs treatment, then Neupogen is given. This raises the white count. Hope this helps. Read more

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What is the duration of severe neutropenia after Vidaza Treatment for MdS? Last vidaza Cycle ended 20 days ago. GSf given but no response yet.

What is the duration of severe neutropenia after Vidaza Treatment for MdS? Last vidaza Cycle ended 20 days ago. GSf given but no response yet.

4-6 weeks: Vidaza can cause prolonged neutropenia which can be followed by remission and recovery of neutrophils....but you need to give yourself 1 to 2 more weeks. On the other hand blood counts can remain very low if the MDS is resistant to Vidaza in which case there may not be any recovery of Neutrophils. A Bone marrow exam can help to differentiate these 2 possibilities and help in deciding the next step Read more

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I have febrile neutropenia, what is the best treatment?

I have febrile neutropenia, what is the best treatment?

F&N is a common. ..: Reason for hospital admission for cancer patients. Many chemotherapy agents are myelosuppressive and will lead to a low neutrophil count. This impairs pt's ability to fight infection and can attenuate symptoms of serious bacterial infxn. Thus, symptoms can be subtle and its hard to tell if fever means something serious or innocuous. We are cautious so we admit and treat aggressively. Read more

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I have WBC 2500 and neutrophaly 800 and lymphocyt 1400 is this neutropenia? Where ican take treatment? I am worry beacause my brather died

I have WBC 2500 and neutrophaly 800 and lymphocyt 1400 is this neutropenia? Where ican take treatment? I am worry beacause my brather died

Neutropenia is....: Defined numerically as an absolute neutrophil count (anc) less than 1500. From there it is subdivided into mild (1000-1500), moderate (500-1000) and severe (<500). Folks with severe neutropenia are at increased risk for bacterial infections. Mild to moderate, less so. The reason for neutropenia needs to be determined. Treatments range from observation to stem cell transplant, depending on cause. Read more

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What is the treatment for neutropenia?

What is the treatment for neutropenia?

It depends on. ...: The cause. Some neutropenic states are acquired and transient, for example because of marrow suppression with viral infection, and don't require any intervention. However, you can be neutropenic from autoimmune destruction or marrow infiltration by leukemia, which obviously would require different treatments. Work with your dr. To find a cause and then treat accordingly. Read more

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Any known treatments for late onset neutropenia due to rituximab. The R was being used for mantle cell lymphoma maintenance. Thanks.

May not be needed: This doesn't always require treatment. If you have an active severe infection or neutropenia is severe then it can be treated with neupogen. If you don't have an infection or very severe problem it is best left alone. Try to be careful about staying away from other people who are sick and wash your hands frequently. Read more

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High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?

High H&H, high MCV, low MCHC, low RDW, neutropenia, & lymphocytosis all values recurring for a few years. B12 therapy for macrocytosis ineffective. No drugs/alcohol. Do smoke cigarettes. Any ideas?

Yes: My Opinion Only I suggest you have a bone marrow study. This could represent a "Pre-Leukemic" state...not to scare you JUST an "idea" as you requested. BY NO MEANS AM I MAKING A DIAGNOSIS This situation is UNUSUAL and this is just a thought! Hope this helps you/ Dr Z Read more

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What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

What alternative treatments exist for orchitis?

None that I'm aware: Orchitis is either a viral or bacterial infection of the testicle. If bacterial you need antibiotics. If you are sexually active get checked for a sexually transmitted infection. Read more

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What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

What are the possible alternative treatments for dystonia?

Dystonia: Stopping the medication that is causing the dystonia, if it is is sevesre IV Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps. Read more

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Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Could I have success with alternative treatments for alzhiemers?

Possibly: AD is an incurable degenerative disease of the brain. There have been some studies using medium chain triglycerides to 'feed' the brain (Axona). Recently a study supported the use of hi dose Vit E. Other supplements include Vinpocetine and phosphatidyl serine. Be careful even with supplements and 'natural' products- they maybe unsafe or have interactions with other products or medications. Read more

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What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

What are alternative treatments for paralysis?

Depends on cause: With paralysis from a stroke or from a spinal cord injury, the mainstays of treatment start with physical and occupational therapy. The goal is to retrain the muscles and decrease disuse atrophy and spasticity (stiffness). There is a lot of research being done on stem cell transplants and electrocortical activation of prosthetics. We anxiously await their progress. Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

Are there any alternative treatments for rabies?

No: Since there's very little standard treatment for rabies once the disease has begun, it's hard to talk about "alternative treatments." someone with rabies should be hospitalized. There have been a few cases of survival with an induced coma. The most important way to deal with rabies is to give human rabies immunoglobulin (hrig) and Rabies Vaccine after exposure, before the onset of disease. Read more

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Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

Cataracts, what are some alternative treatments?

None really: Nothing other than surgery has proven to be effective for cataracts. Surgery is so highly successfuly that there is nothing to be worried about. Alternative supplements, maneuvers and medications are of no benefit. Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Are there any alternative treatments for allergies?

Yes, 3: There are 3 proven strategies for treating allergies. 1) avoidance works, although only a few allergens are easy to avoid. 2) medications. Nasal steroids are the most effective medications for most allergy symptoms. 3) allergy immunotherapy (allergy shots) - the only disease modifying therapy. Many patients can develop tolerance to their allergens after receiving allergy shots. Read more

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What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

What are alternative treatments for sick sinus syndrome?

None: There are no dependable alternative treatmens to my knowledge for sick sinus syndrome. However, everyone can benefit from good organic whole food vitamin/mineral supplementation, acid free; toxin free diet; check out my website for details: www. Medacpc. Com. Read more

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Are there effective alternative treatments for back pain?

Yes: Surgery is usually the last resort for most back problems except major trauma. Therapy, postural exercises, yoga, weight loss and/or exercise, gait training, job retraining, as well as meditatation (to relieve stress) are helpful adjucts. Note: not all back pain is created equal to please get check by a specialist. Note: beware of fad or gimmicky advertisements for back relief. Feel better. Read more