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Crp. 1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

Crp. 1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

See below: Reactive (atypical) lymphocytes are usually due to viral illness or stressor on the body. It could be due to a medicine reaction or autoimmune disorder as well. Your CRP level of 0.1 is very low which is good. And your ra/anti ds dna are negative. So overall they didn't find anything abnormal and they called it possibly due to reactive process. ...Read more

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What is the cause for high reactive lymphocytes?

What is the cause for high reactive lymphocytes?

Viral infection: Viral infections like epstein barr (cause of mono), CMV and others are the usual causes of elevation of reactive lymphocytes. If these persist, it would be prudent to have a hematologist evaluate you. ...Read more

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What is a normal number of atypical lymphocytes?

Zero: By definition, there should not be any circulating atypical lymphocytes in a 'normal' person. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for atypical lymphocytes?

What is the best medicine for atypical lymphocytes?

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. ...Read more

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What does high absolute lymphocyte and atypical lymphocytes indicate?

What does high absolute lymphocyte and atypical lymphocytes indicate?

Viral infection: Most likely a viral infection. Seen in "mono" and similar infections. Need a through physical examination and additional studies. ...Read more

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What does it mean when my absolute lymphocyte is high and my reactive lymph is 0%?

What does it mean when my absolute lymphocyte is high and my reactive lymph is 0%?

You could have had: A recent viral infection which boosted your lymphocyte count. See your doctor within a month and get a repeat CBC with differential. That will tell if your lymphocyte count has come down. If not, you need further evaluation ...Read more

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I am being sent to hemotologist for low ferratin and 3% atypical lymphocytes. Should I be concerned?

I am being sent to hemotologist for low ferratin and 3% atypical lymphocytes. Should I be concerned?

Concerned: Concerned -yes, but 3% atypical lymphocytes is unlikely to have any effect on your well being. Get used to the fact that your blood work will be reviewed frequently (usually every 3 months) and then much less often if all is going well, which I hope it is. ...Read more

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My daughter's microscopy had a few reactive lymphocytes& few smudge cells. Lymphocytes 44.7%.Other counts in normal range. What does it mean? Concerned.

My daughter's microscopy had a few reactive lymphocytes& few smudge cells. Lymphocytes 44.7%.Other counts in normal range. What does it mean? Concerned.

Hard to say: Raw data without any background information gives us almost nothing to work with. You don't even say whether this is a blood count or urine specimen. To get the most from this site you need to provide background info and a clear question. You are welcome to start over. ...Read more

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Pbs shows few atypical lymphocytes seen. No blast noted. Could this be from leukemia or lymphoma?

Pbs shows few atypical lymphocytes seen. No blast noted. Could this be from leukemia or lymphoma?

Unlikely: This is a very nonspecific finding. This is often seen in viral illnesses. Often it is not a significant problem. ...Read more

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What could atypical lymphocytes with low neutrophils and high lymphocyte values mean? Everything else is in normal range.

What could atypical lymphocytes with low neutrophils and high lymphocyte values mean? Everything else is in normal range.

Generally viral: But having a lot of them would indicate a serious condition like leukemia. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, but there's a lot more on the test that you wouldn't know to tell me, but the person ordering it would know.
How abnormal are they? How many? Is there a lot of anemia or other abnormalities? Is the person getting the test sick? ...Read more

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Persistent low WBC ranges from 3.5 to 3.8 w/ 2 reactive lymphocytes. Possible causes?

Persistent low WBC ranges from 3.5 to 3.8 w/ 2 reactive lymphocytes. Possible causes?

Persistent for how: Long? If you have had these values for over a year, without any changes and/or symptoms, it may be normal for you. Two reactive lymphocytes is not a cause for concern. Consult this site for more information and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003642.htm ...Read more

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Low 3.9 monocytes, "few reactive lymphocytes" which would this b beginning or end of an infection?

Monocytosis: Hi, I'm a little confused because that Monocyte count is not low but high (anything more than 900 or more than 13% of ur wbc), so together with reactive Lymphocyte I think an acute of chronic inflammation is going on. ...Read more

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Are reactive lymphocytes found in a peripheral smear normal? I have 9.6 % and an absolute count of 1, 000. I don't have any viruses currently.

Are reactive lymphocytes found in a peripheral smear normal? I have 9.6 % and an absolute count of 1, 000. I don't have any viruses currently.

Maybe you do!: You could have a viral infection but your body's immune system is being successful at fighting it off. Reactive lymphocytes are usually ones that have been activated to fight a foreign antigen (like viruses). ...Read more

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10% lymphocytes positive cd20, cd3 cd79a negative for cd10. Results indicate a mixed b and t cell phenotype and thus consistent with reactive nature?

10% lymphocytes positive cd20, cd3 cd79a negative for cd10. Results indicate a mixed b and t cell phenotype and thus consistent with reactive nature?

See below: If the pathology report didn't indicate monoclonality or lymphoproliferative disorder, it means that probably it is not lymphoma. ...Read more

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My RBC and hgb is low, while my MCV and MCH is high. Also my lymphocyte is 47, atypical lymphocyte is 5, and eosinophil is 5. What causes this?

My RBC and hgb is low, while my MCV and MCH is high. Also my lymphocyte is 47, atypical lymphocyte is 5, and eosinophil is 5. What causes this?

Need more info: Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test is usually in the best position to do that. See this site for information about anemia and discuss the matter with your doctor.
http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/anemia/ds00321. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have absolute lymphocytosis and high WBC (14) but no atypical lymphocytes?

You have a higher: Number of lymphocytes in your blood compared to normal. That can happen with tumors or viral infections. Atypical lymphocytes refer to higher likelihood of a blood tumor, like lymphoma. Sounds like you may have a viral infection happening. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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Unable understand CYTOPATHOLOGY REPORT. "DEGENERATED ATYPICAL LYMPHOCYTES (SEE NOTE). *Poor cellular preservation prevents further evaluation.

Unable understand CYTOPATHOLOGY REPORT. "DEGENERATED ATYPICAL LYMPHOCYTES (SEE NOTE). *Poor cellular preservation prevents further evaluation.

Specimen Handling: This is not your abnormality, but the labs. Whoever prepared the slides for the pathologist to review did a poor job. You need this repeated. RJ ...Read more

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Childs lab showed a high % lymphocytes, low % neutrophils but absolute values for both were normal. No blasts/atypicals, all else in perfect range.

Childs lab showed a high % lymphocytes, low % neutrophils but absolute values for both were normal. No blasts/atypicals, all else in perfect range.

Absolute counts: Are the most important when evaluating blood count results. It is always important to evaluate labs in the context of patient complaints and symptoms. If they are normal range, and there are no blasts or abnormal cells, then most likely nothing to worry about. These may be the child's normal range or a mild virus. ...Read more

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Just got CBC results back - neutrophils at 29, lymphocyte at 60; atypical lymphocyte percentage of 15% - what does this mean? I'm a 20 year old female

Just got CBC results back - neutrophils at 29, lymphocyte at 60; atypical lymphocyte percentage of 15% - what does this mean? I'm a 20 year old female

Viral infection: If you have been very fatigued and tired, a lot of atypical lymphocytes could mean you have Mono, you should ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more

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Cause of atypical lymphocytes & poikilocytes in CBC of 17 year old girl.

Cause of atypical lymphocytes & poikilocytes in CBC of 17 year old girl.

Atypical lympho: Cytes appear with mononucleosis, but they can be confused with malignant cells sometimes. If there are other abnormalities in her blood count, consult a hematologist. ...Read more

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Few atypical lymphocytes, normal WBC and RBC count. What is the problem if any?

Repeat it.: Atypical lymphocytes can be caused by a viral illness. If you are worried about lymphoma/leukemia, ask to have a recheck of your blood counts to rule out lab error. I discovered a patient who was perfectly normal had his blood sample mixed up with a patient with leukemia. I told him I didn't believe it, but he had an anxious time waiting for the results of the next test. Humans make mistakes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get atypical lymphocytes in blood film? Cbc normal. Thank you

Is it normal to get atypical lymphocytes in blood film? Cbc normal. Thank you

Mono: Atypical lymphocytes are usually associated with infectious mononucleosis. It is a viral infection that causes sore throat, fever, and flu-like symptoms. It can cause your spleen to be enlarged (splenomegaly) so if you were diagnosed with mono stay away from any contact sport or activity where you can get hit in the abdomen and risk splenic rupture. ...Read more

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7 year old child with Normal blood count but blood film showed atypical lymphocytes. Is this normal?

7 year old child with Normal blood count but blood film showed atypical lymphocytes. Is this normal?

It's likely: Why was the blood count done? If done because of acute illness with fever, atypical lymphs very likely due to a viral infection. If other blood counts all normal that also increases the likelihood that the atypical lymphs are simply reactive. ...Read more

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In my CSF Pathology Report said: "degenerative atypical lymphocytes". My Doc didn't explain me. Is this significant? What's it?

In my CSF Pathology Report said: "degenerative atypical lymphocytes". My Doc didn't explain me. Is this significant? What's it?

Not usual terms: The terminology you've written isn't what we commonly hear in a path report in terms of the differential description in CSF. If you'd like to upload this report or if you have it in Spanish (I am fluent) please write to me at: www. Healthtap. Com/dr-drsaghafi & I'll be happy to interpret these results for you as well as discuss the condition that resulted in testing CSF in the first place. Salud! ...Read more

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My daughter's microscopy had a few reactive lymphocytes & a few smudge cells. Rest of her WBC counts were in normal range? What does this mean? Concerned

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. Having said that, what you described suggests that she may have had a viral infection. The results are not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Got a CBC in Nov the results- neutrophils were 29%, lymphocytes 60%, atypical lymphocytes 15%- just a routine checkup, haven't felt sick at all though?

Got a CBC in Nov the results- neutrophils were 29%, lymphocytes 60%, atypical lymphocytes 15%- just a routine checkup, haven't felt sick at all though?

May repeat: 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. Having said that, your November results are outside the normal range and you should discuss the desirability of repeating the test at your next visit. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have high MCH and high atypical lymphocytes and low platelets?

What does it mean if you have high MCH and high atypical lymphocytes and low platelets?

Viral or leukemic: Need more detail to know the significance.
Could be epstein-barr infection or something more serious. Evaluation with hematolgist is in order. ...Read more